Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov on the topic if and when
pensions will be increased
"…Today in Bulgaria being a criminal means
great media attention, great attention by the
journalists, because you have robbed, killed
or whatever. So here you will have perfect
conditions to interview the arrested."
Boyko Borisov to the media at the opening of the new building of
the Criminal Police headquarters
"The additional expertise of
Europol might prove that we are
among the producers of the most
beautiful 500-euro banknote."
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, after a meeting with Europol
director Rob Wainwright
"At the moment what might be applied
to Bulgaria’s joining the Schengen Zone
is the be-quick-slowly rule."
EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva
"Next year 400,000 people
are going underground."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov predicts a passenger increasе after
the enlargement of the Sofia underground system in 2012
"You meet evil people everywhere, but when
you have a small country with loads of evil
people in it – well, that's pretty nasty."
Jazz musician Milcho Leviev explains why he left Bulgaria in 1971
"I have always said that a Gypsy
in rightwing politics is like a
Negro in Ku Klux Klan."
Tsvetelin Kanchev, leader of the Euroroma Party, on the significant
turnout in Gypsy neighbourhoods during the open primary
elections for Sofia mayor and president of Bulgaria, held by
the rightwing Blue Coalition
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers