All posts in Perspectives

February 22, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Notch one up for us, you sad, hatred-filled, antisemitic pseudo-patriots. On this night in February 2020, your torchlight Lukov March, your tribute to a pro-Nazi, was doused into a damp […]

Bulgarian President Radev’s ‘withdrawal of confidence’ is latest in succession of clashes with Borissov government

February 4, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The speech to the nation by Bulgarian President Roumen Radev on February 4 in which he said he was withdrawing his confidence in the government was ju ...

Joint Summary of Conclusions of the Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Bulgaria

January 8, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

This is the joint summary of the conclusions of the joint US-Bulgaria strategic dialogue: On January 8 2020, the Governments of the United States of A ...

French connections: How to revitalise the EU enlargement process

December 16, 2019, by Vessela Tcherneva

Across Europe, France’s obstruction of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania is widely seen as a step backwards. However, Paris do ...

  • The makings of a ‘geopolitical’ European Commission
    November 29, 2019, by Mark Leonard of the ECFR

    On December 1, Ursula von der Leyen will finally take office as president of the European Commission. She has promised to lead a commission that will avoid a scenario in […]

  • Comment: Tourism and the missing word ‘Bulgaria’
    November 26, 2019, by Mark Thomas

    As winter draws nearer, tourism folk seem more concerned with the ongoing fallout from the collapse of tour operating giant Thomas Cook and the perceived potential impact that will have […]

  • 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 representative-designate for foreign affairs and security policy, commented that […]

  • 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 cannot be measured […]