All posts in Perspectives

May 4, 2020, by Mark Thomas

Whenever and if ever the world of travel restarts, things are most definitely not going to be as they were when the world stopped. This also applies to the cost […]

Bouncing back again: How past crises can help Eastern Europe fight Covid-19

April 8, 2020, by Vessela Tcherneva

“Do you know what ‘covid’ means in Bulgarian?”, a friend asked me recently. “It is a combination of Kostov and Videnov”, she laughed, citi ...

Covid-19: The Sofia Globe’s message to trolls

March 25, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The Sofia Globe has a message to the trolls posting Facebook comments in response to our stories, especially those about Covid-19. We are doing our le ...

Covid-19 pushes Bulgaria’s Bansko onto hazardous slope

March 16, 2020, by Lance Nelson

Bansko’s lifts are now closed. It’s happened on probably the best day of the season. But Covid-19 has come to Bansko and finally the decision was ...

  • Opinion: Without a migrant deal with Turkey, the EU is naked
    March 5, 2020, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    In March 2016, the European Union struck a deal with Turkey that the country would block migrants and asylum-seekers from heading westwards. And until recently, the EU could rely on […]

  • Idlib chaos: The latest test for Turkish-Russian ties
    March 1, 2020, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

    Eight long years of proxy war between Turkey and the Syrian regime have now morphed into direct confrontation between the two sides. In recent weeks, battle has raged for control […]