The following is a verbatim transcript of a prime-time news item broadcast on bTV:
In Bulgaria, as elsewhere in the former Soviet bloc, jokes have proliferated in proportion to the amount of economic and/or political woe experienced by the population.
Every nation has its assortment of daft, delectable or downright distinctive place names. Forget about Venice, Paris, Berlin, and Minsk and think of Black Tickle (to be found in Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador), Humptulips (Washington), Frog Suck (Wyoming) and Intercourse…
While the denizens of Sofia are pondering over whether the name of Sofia's airport should be changed from Vrazhdebna, which means "Hostile," to something friendlier, the airport itself is becoming increasingly hostile to both its customers and its long-standing partners.
The Bulgarian judiciary are up in arms, but don't think it has anything to do with corruption, organised crime, the speed with which Bulgarian justice turns, Ahmed Dogan or Boyko Borisov. Some 2,400 judges and 1,700 prosecutors vehemently dislike their…
This is a very true story that was front-page news in this country for a few days. It is not about the Bulgarian National Lottery, called "Toto," since the days of Communism, in order to differentiate it from the "capitalist"…
Twenty years ago, when Communist censors controlled all sources of information, Bulgarians mastered to perfection the skill of reading between the lines. Journalists mastered another art. In a single line, they could put together the proclamations of the Communist Party…
"Wooooooooo-eeeeeeeeee-wooooooooo! Wooooooooo-eeeeeeeeee-woooooooo!" You probably spent the three minutes when sirens sounded all over Bulgaria at 12 noon on 2 June in a state of quiet surprise.
Voting for the European Parliament will be debased if Bulgarians turn it into a vote of confidence in the government or any specific individual. Instead, Bulgarians should focus on the debate about reforming the EU institutions, enlargement, security – and…
Pontius Pilate, who did perhaps the most famous hand washing in history 2,000 years ago, has had an unexpected follow-up in Sofia.
Location Bulgaria is a relatively small country known as an external border of the EU that is under the heavy influence of Russia and Turkey.
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