All posts by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

September 15, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It took a wretched combination of the communist mindset and the military mind to look on Bulgaria’s Devetashka Cave, the magnificence of which includes a cave antechamber that is the […]

Covid-19: Jewish school in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia benefits from crisis fund

September 15, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The Ronald S Lauder School in Bulgaria, opened in 2019 as the first Jewish school in Sofia for several decades, is among beneficiaries of a crisis fun ...

Bulgarian Socialist Party leadership election result means no change – literally

September 13, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The sole interesting thing about the Bulgarian Socialist Party leadership election result, which according to the party’s election commission sa ...

Are you being served? Controversy over authorities’ raid on Bulgarian restaurant

September 12, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Controversy surrounds a raid on a Sofia restaurant by five state institutions, from tax authorities to fire safety inspectors to health officials, tha ...

  • Bulgaria’s protests and the hunting of Hippoland
    September 5, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Let us begin with two notes from history. In May 1971, Richard M Nixon was holding forth on the topic of the impending appointment of a new head of the […]

  • In Bulgaria, of a trap, police and publicans
    July 25, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    These past few months have been a rather demanding time for Bulgaria’s police, just as these months have been – to say the least – rather challenging for owners of […]