Sofia became the second capital in the Balkans, after Skopje, to unveil a monument to Tsar Samuil, the 10th century Bulgarian king after whose rule Bulgaria disappeared from the map for 200 years as it was conquered by and absorbed…
A small yet vocal group of Bulgarian historians and activists have produced a pamphlet, called by themselves "historical research," meant to smear a book published by Vagabond Media in 2012, The Turks of Bulgaria. What originally enraged the group was…
Following is an excerpt from the transcript of a government session during which Prime Minister Boyko Borisov described his recent visit to France. As usual when we quote the prime minister, we render his statements verbatim but with a few…
In the current situation in Bulgaria, we find it increasingly difficult to select political events that would not be outrageous to the point of absurdity and therefore not qualify for the Joke of the Month column. Switching to a daily…
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev made one of his inimitable statements that will probably outshine even his 2013 New Year's speech in which he extolled Bulgaria's natural wonders while speaking in front of some stills taken at the Rocky Mountains in…
he Sofia Regional Court decided against Plaintiff Boyko Borisov who had sued Nikolay Barekov, a former friend, over a statement Barekov made in 2013 that Boyko was "stupid." The court ruled that calling someone stupid is an offence as long…
Dreaming big in Bulgarian politics and how the public contracts work
InnovationAn innovative Bulgarian restaurant imported a new Japanese gimmick: robotic waiters.
In English it sounds something like the Steal-a-Little-and-They-Throw-You-in-Jail-Steal-a-Lot-and-They-Make-You-King chorus line, but it is in fact an old Bulgarian adage that Bulgarians keep intoning whenever a bank goes bust or a dubious character emerges as a member of the new-rich elite.…
Following the elections results showing that GERB and Bulgaria Without Censorship made significant gains in the 25 May European Parliament election, their leaders Boyko Borisov and Nikolay Barekov, former friends and now bitter foes, went into what can at best…
Boyko Borisov's GERB, which is still a large political party in Bulgaria, set off its European Parliament election campaign with a massive convention on the Octave Day of Easter, in Sofia, during which its leader explained his interpretation of the…
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TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

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A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

As AIG celebrates its 100 birthday, Christina Lucas, General Manager for Bulgaria, shares more on the company's achievements and future

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