All posts by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

September 12, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and his Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov have grabbed the headlines by pledging a 10 per cent increase in pay for public service employees in 2019, […]

Bulgarian President: ‘Resignations no longer a solution but an escape from responsibility’

September 3, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian President Roumen Radev has launched his latest scathing attack on Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s government by saying that resignatio ...

Bulgarian nationalist minority party stops short of quitting governing coalition

September 3, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov’s National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) party will remain part of the country̵ ...

The Bulgarian possession: When ‘all property was theft’

August 13, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

An evening in the second half of the 1940s found two men sitting at a kitchen table in Plovdiv, arguing into the evening. One of the men was a communi ...

  • Space for two Bulgarians: Communist fellow travellers
    August 13, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    An April day in 1979 found Bulgaria’s first cosmonaut, Georgi Ivanov, high above the earth and facing a crisis quite as perilous as the American crew of Apollo 13 had […]

  • Bulgaria: The years when the cinema screen was red
    August 10, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    As its election campaign theme song in 2005, the Bulgarian Socialist Party used a sped-up, danceable remix of the 1969 television series Na Vseki Kilometur. I was given a personal […]