All posts in Perspectives

March 9, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

One night in Plovdiv, recently, a doctor shot dead a thief. The facts of how that transpired are disputed. Perceptions, however, brought thousands of people in Plovdiv and elsewhere on […]

Playing Peevski in the middle: Borissov vs Radev

February 16, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgaria has been treated to the spectacle of a reverse custody battle, as the country’s Prime Minister and its President have each sought to as ...

Lukov and his Legionnaires: The record speaks

February 15, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The organisers of the 2018 Lukov March, at a news conference this week, denied that the general in whose honour the march is held was an anti-Semite & ...

How Bulgarian media make a neo-Nazi march subject of debate

February 13, 2018, by Imanuel Marcus

Bulgaria has many heroes. Vassil Levski was part of the movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Hristo Botev, a poet and national revolutiona ...

  • Opinion: Despair due to Sofia’s air
    February 1, 2018, by Imanuel Marcus

    People have problems all the time. Bills need to be paid or appointments are clashing with the huge piles of work on people’s desks. Sure, these are issues, but resolvable […]

  • Why the Bulgarian Government could be bolder – part 2
    January 5, 2018, by Howard Rosen

    My article posted on November 11 2017 created an amazing response: nearly 2000 people clicked through to The Sofia Globe from my LinkedIn posting. It was circulated within the Bulgarian Parliament, […]

  • Bulgaria’s EU Presidency: High road and low road
    December 28, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The commemorative coin and souvenir ties have run off the production lines, the main venue is prepared, and the priorities have been announced, while Bulgaria’s Cabinet ministers endlessly repeat the […]