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…
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.
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