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.
Two years ago, in the autumn of 2006, the Satirical Theatre in Sofia staged a play, My Home Is My Castle (WC/BG), by Vladimir Karamfilov. It didn't do good business, probably because the "sweet and sour story of an unemployed…
Bulgaria's Socialists show that they haven't forgotten anything old, but have learned something new – how to make promo videos.
A 32-year old Varna man, Dimcho Arnaudov, was given a one-year jail sentence for shoplifting several packs of wafers, chewing gum and cakes at a total price of 31 leva. The sentence could not be appealed and the man was…
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