All posts in Perspectives

November 1, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Following on from the sad demise of travel giant Thomas Cook, the usual comments abound regarding the clarity – or lack of – within the industry, about who owns the […]

Borrell will face centrifugal forces in the Balkans

October 11, 2019, by Vessela Tcherneva

Balkans countries are likely happy with all the attention they have received in recent weeks. Josep Borrell, the European Union’s high representativ ...

Thomas Cook: Bad decisions and personal interest consign them to the graveyard of travel

September 25, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Arguably the most iconic of travel brands, Thomas Cook, has collapsed after 178 years of business, leaving a train of debris and much recrimination be ...

Commentary: Bulgaria’s summer 2019 tourist season

August 21, 2019, by Mark Thomas

Summer is finally here in Bulgaria, but what appears not to be here are masses of tourists. Of course, the success or otherwise of a tourist season ca ...

  • Bulgaria and the Holocaust: The struggle for truth
    July 16, 2019, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    It is a battle for historical truth, a battle against fake news, a battle against Holocaust distortion, and it is far from over. A battle provoked, in part, by a […]

  • Opinion: In the end, it was a backroom deal
    July 3, 2019, by Deutsche Welle

    It was an unexpected victory for Angela Merkel. It has been 50 years since we last had a German leading the European Commission, and if confirmed, Merkel ally and fellow […]