All posts in Perspectives

July 28, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

For Bulgaria’s government, reconversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque is a matter of “deep regret”, while for the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, it is a matter of “concern”. […]

In Bulgaria, of a trap, police and publicans

July 25, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

These past few months have been a rather demanding time for Bulgaria’s police, just as these months have been – to say the least – r ...

Those who honour Levski – and those who dishonour him

July 18, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

July 18 marks the 183rd anniversary of the birth of Bulgaria’s national hero Vassil Levski, a man who belongs to everyone – though in some ...

What turns lie ahead in Bulgaria’s political crisis?

July 16, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has pledged, after meeting his government coalition partners, that his Cabinet will serve out its term, due to ...

  • Bulgaria: Making a fuel of oneself
    July 14, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    This past Sunday afternoon found me on a beach on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, seeking swift respite from the labours of our coverage of the Covid-19 crisis – […]

  • Business as usual: Croatia’s denial of Ustaša crimes
    July 9, 2020, by Sven Milekić

    On June 26, The Independent published an op-ed written by Professor Menachem Rosensaft, general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, which outlines the current situation considering memory politics on the […]

  • Covid-19: The case for more (and better) Europe
    July 8, 2020, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Eighteen years ago, I wrote an editorial saying that there was a need for a coherent agreed European Union policy on migration. That policy, I argued, should be based on […]