All posts by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

January 14, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It began on January 6 with the assault of Bulgarian paratrooper Corporal Valentin Dimov. It has grown, as with such sagas before, to a renewed focus on Bulgaria’s Roma minority. […]

Being there: The opening of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019

January 12, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Some months ago, it was announced that Bulgaria’s second city Plovdiv would celebrate the opening of its status as European Capital of Culture 2 ...

Events in Bulgaria in 2019: The Big Questions

December 30, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

A number of events are scheduled for Bulgaria in 2019; well, some are scheduled, others are – to riff on Rumsfeld – the unknown unknowns. ...

After Simeonov’s resignation as Bulgaria’s Deputy PM: The big questions

November 16, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Journalists in Bulgaria who may have expected the sharply chilly late autumn evening of November 16 to present nothing other than a graceful slide int ...