All posts by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

November 28, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Since The Sofia Globe was founded, it has been policy to delete comments on our Facebook page if they are racist, homophobic, antisemitic, Islamophobic or otherwise constitute forms of hate […]

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Notes from quarantine

November 21, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Sitting confined to my home in quarantine as a contact person, I immediately self-isolated – in the sense of changing the channel – when I ...

Cheap nationalisms in North Macedonia issue cost Bulgaria leadership role in Balkans

November 17, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It was not that long ago, in 2018, when Bulgaria won praise in several quarters for using its presidency of the Council of the EU to return the Wester ...

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: From ostracism to absurdities

November 17, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

It is a truism that a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic will bring out the best and the worst in people. Some step forward to serve as volunteers. ...

  • The Sofia Globe and Patreon: An explanation
    November 13, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    In the same way that the Covid-19 crisis has brought death, misery and economic devastation everywhere, it has hit The Sofia Globe – like many other media around the world […]

  • Annals of Bulgaria’s divisive dates: November 10
    November 10, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    There are a number of divisive dates in Bulgaria’s history. November 10 and September 9 are prominent among them. The rest of this article is available exclusively to Patreon supporters […]

  • Covid-19 in Bulgaria: A few faces of the dead
    October 29, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Recently, I was in the company of two British acquaintances. One said to the other: “I mean, do you actually know anyone who’s got it?” I kept silent. Because I […]

  • After 100 days, what now for Bulgaria’s protests?
    October 17, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    It is easy to see symbolism in the storm that struck Sofia on the 100th night of the anti-government protests in Bulgaria’s capital city. The thunder, lightning and drenching rain […]