All posts in Perspectives

  • Bulgaria elections 2016: The wrap of the week that was, October 30
    October 30, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    In the week ending on October 30, Bulgaria’s Parliament approved last-minute changes to electoral laws, the government played cut-price Father Christmas by announcing December bonuses for the lowest-income pensioners, Prime […]

  • Hillary and Donald’s ‘Punch & Judy Show’
    October 22, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    Some comedian recently asked on British TV, apropos the loutish and androgynous Donald Trump: “Why would American voters want to replace a perfectly good black president, with an orange one?” […]

  • Putin’s friends in Europe
    October 22, 2016, by Fredrik Wesslau of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent. These parties – mostly from the far right but also […]

  • View from Sofia: In the shadow of elections
    October 15, 2016, by Denica Yotova of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    EU-Russia relations is traditionally a controversial issue in Bulgarian politics and society. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry seems to be on the hawkish side of the debate: A high-ranking Bulgarian Foreign […]