Bulgarian daily 24 Hours reported that the ban on asling any questions when a foreigh dignitary is present was announced on 19 April
on the occasion of a news conference with the visiting Moldovan prime
Interestingly, this type of behaviour by a prime minister not only attracts
the votes of what a sociologist terms the Lumpenproletariat of Bulgaria,
but is also a powerful aphrodisiac for Bulgarian women.
To make matters look even more absurd, Vezhdi Rashidov said he had
seen some "beautiful" sketches made by the prime minister during
cabinet meetings. Rashidov added that no one knew when creative talent
Anyone who still thinks that Boyko Borisov, the current prime minister, was living up to his protestations of being a pro-Western rightwinger selflessly defending Bulgaria's national interests in the face of numerous internal and external enemies got cold feet when the man himself refused to be compared to Todor Zhivkov.
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