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…
First, he managed to enrage Bulgaria's archaeologists. Speaking at a section of the unfi nished Struma motorway, where works had been halted owning to the discovery of a necropolis, Boyko Borisov told the archaeologists in charge to get lost. "Pack…
The latest trend to keep the residents of Sofia awake ahead of Christmas has been a spate of seemingly haphazard car arsons. Hardly a night passes without a car, or several cars, being set on fire.
The absurdity of public life in Bulgaria has reached new proportions with Vezhdi Rashidov, the Culture Minister, nominating Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for an honorary title bestowed by the... Union of Bulgarian Artists.
One of the positive aspects of the current government is that through its actions and public statements it has rejuvenated the Bulgarian culture of political jokes.
Monday is a bad day not only for the Greeks, who have to wake up to the grim reality of having to go to work, but also for Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. This man, still idolised by many Bulgarian…
Bulgaria's notorious former minister for Bulgarians abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, was immortalised in Antarctica when the Bulgarian Antarctic Committee named a bay off the Graham Coast after him.
A little souvenir from lovely Bulgaria: a stuffed fox holding a small bottle of Troyanska Slivova.
Anyone who still thinks that Boyko Borisov, the current prime minister, was living up to his protestations of being a pro-Western rightwinger selflessly defending Bulgaria's national interests in the face of numerous internal and external enemies got cold feet when…
One of the most trumpeted special operations of the Bulgarian police, dubbed "Octopus," came to a spectacular denouement when the court ordered its chief suspect, Aleksey Petrov, to be released from jail and put under house arrest. A flurry of…
Political kitsch has rarely known any bounds in Bulgaria, but it seems to be flourishing apace under the current government, which relies heavily on publicity stunts rather than sensible action to maintain its popularity. The latest gem is an ode…
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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

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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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