One agency of the state that without any doubt has improved its functions under Boyko Borisov is Bulgaria's Inland Revenue service. Agents are now being sent, sometimes clandestinely, to make probes into anyone's financial activities – for years back. At…
As Nikolina Angelkova, the minister of tourism, recently explained, tourism to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is expected to be at a record low in 2019. The reasons are probably many and varied, and surely they have nothing to do…
A scandal in GERB's Bulgaria usually lasts for a couple of days as it is superseded by the next scandal to keep the public busy and thinking about things other than the politics and the problems of the day. One…
The ongoing "patriotic" craze that has gripped Bulgaria since Boyko Borisov's GERB allied itself with the extreme nationalists of the National Salvation Front, the VMRO and Ataka, all of them currently in government, sometimes assumes odd, even surreal proportions. Forget…
The Bulgarian government is serious in its fight against corruption. The latest example of a legal action against someone suspected of corruption happened in Septemvri, a town in central Bulgaria. The Office of the Special Prosecutor, which is the state…
As Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who had said the previous month that he had not been on holiday for "17 years," was doing some summertime rounds of asphalted roads and archaeological sites, his man in Tsarevo, the local GERB mayor,…
The grandest dream of the Bulgarian Government: One fine morning the people disappear and only the state budget remains.
Communist-era political jokes increasingly regain popularity in the Bulgaria under GERB. Here are some recent samples that are making the rounds these days.
Boyko Borisov was found guilty of malicious slander by a Sofia Regional Court judge in a case brought on by Elena Yoncheva, a TV journalist and now an MP for the opposition BSP, or Bulgarian Socialist Party. Yoncheva, who is…
Bulgaria's rotating presidency of the EU, in whose name many Bulgarians have to put up with the "stability" of the Boyko Borisov rule, suffered an ignominious setback at an youth conference, in April. The allegations were voiced by Luis Alvarado,…
This section of Vagabond is usually reserved for the funnier and/or exceptionally eccentric statements and deeds of Bulgaria's statesmen, but in this issue we bring on the results, without a comment, of a poll conducted by Trend, an independent polling…
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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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SILVIA VESELINOVA: POWER OF INTUITION

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