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…
A new legal farce is taking place in Sofia as former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is suing his erstwhile chum, Nikolay Barekov, over his statement in a TV interview that Boyko was stupid.
Latest jokes on Bulgaria's strongmen inaugurating monuments, visiting kindergartens and preparing for elections
Even though he is no longer prime minister, Boyko Borisov, in the past considered to be a charismatic strongman, continues to indulge in the activity he was best at when in high offi ce: cutting ribbons at inauguration ceremonies. Sadly…
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