The people of Dolna Oryahovitsa in northern Bulgaria, which can imaginatively be translated as Lower Nutsville – a town not far from Gorna Oryahovitsa, which also can imaginatively be translated as Upper Nutsville – were given a difficult choice at last month's…
"The state apparatus was converted into an elections-winning machine." Mustafa Karadaya, leader of the Movement of Freedom and Rights, or DPS
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One of Bulgaria's grandest archaeological finds in recent years is also its most puzzling.
"When a political party has a problem, it brings it to the chief prosecutor - and boasts about it. We see him as a referee." Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
As the EU announced it was lifting its monitoring for the supremacy of law in Bulgaria, the newspapers went on with one of their favourite topics: crime. Here are a few examples.
Northwestern Bulgaria, traditionally poor and underdeveloped, rarely finds its way into any tourist itinerary. Yet, it has plenty of hidden gems to offer.
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In the days of Communism, Todor Zhivkov used to stash away those who had erred to party, state or to himself by… providing them with diplomatic appointments in unimportant and faraway locations. Out of sight, out of danger, he reasoned,…
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"We are the victims of a crime that goes beyond ordinary hacking. The CIA boss did not resign after WikiLeaks, did he?" Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov on why he did not resign after the hacking of National Revenue Agency data
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