FAILED ASSASINATIONThe man who pulled a gun on Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, has all the characteristics of a Bulgarian national hero.
The journos accompanying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on his state visit to the United States were quick to note that on three different occasions he and President Obama sported similar attire. At an official dinner Michele Obama, as Borisov…
Over 30 years ago, Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria's Communist tyrant, made a landmark statement at the dedication of a factory for semiconductors. "Let's congratulate ourselves with being able to manufacture semiconductors now, and let's wish that we will be able to…
As the economic crisis bites further and the current Bulgarian government is unable or unwilling to do anything about it except raise taxes to stifle small and medium-sized enterprises, one commentator remarked, rather cynically, that the Bulgarian government keeps proving…
he personality cult for Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov has assumed increasingly grotesque proportions in the wake of the London Olympics, where Bulgarian athletes turned in their worst performance in 60 years.
Josif Visarionovich aka Stalin waited from 1922 to 1938 before he dared glorify himself in the history books of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, but that's a long time for Bulgaria's GERB, who have decided to put themselves…
Following the discovery of the "bones of St John the Baptist" in Sozopol, in 2010, Bulgarian archaeologists have had a heady start to this year's season. Again in Sozopol, the birthplace of National History Museum chief Bozhidar Dimitrov, excavations unearthed…
Rosen Plevneliev, the president of Europe's poorest nation outside Albania, made a grand and very expensive present to Pope Benedict XVI, in Rome. Plevneliev, Boyko Borisov's handpicked head of state, was visiting Italy for 24 May, the day of celebration…
Government-employed publicists and PRs heaved a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Boyko Borisov banned Bulgarian journalists from asking any questions at news conferences in case there were foreign dignitaries present.
A small village in southwestern Bulgaria made international headlines and caused a significant political controversy by adopting the name of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
Bulgaria and Qatar have little in common, except Bulgaria's strong desire to get some Arab cash for its depressed economy. It was, however, completely ignored by Qatar's business community, as no Qatari entrepreneur bothered to even show up at a…
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