"We should be proud with the border fence, the Great Wall of Bulgaria."Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov, on the fence on the border with Turkey
"Who knows what sort of funny pictures we must have taken at Buchenwald."Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov, of the extreme nationalist United Patriots, on his party's deputy urbanisation minister-designate's snapshot giving a Nazi salute
"The next scalp on my wall will be Slavi Trifonov's."Valeri Simeonov, co-leader of the extreme nationalist United Patriots, on the TV showman's report indicating conflict of interest over a hotel near the Turkish border
"Democracy has deprived us of many things." Kornelia Ninova, leader of the BSP
"Some time ago, a journalist asked me what is the best advertisement for Bulgarian tourism, and I said, 'We need no advertisement, we need two terrorist attacks, one in Egypt and one in Turkey.' And these happened, and the Russians…
"Mr Trump expressed his expectation for a meeting between us as soon as possible to discuss the opportunities to expand bilateral cooperation."Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister, claiming he just had a phone talk with the American president-elect
"Borisov doesn't want to work with anyone he cannot control."President-elect Rumen Radev
"I am fed up listening about the father of the nation. This nation has too many fathers and pretenders for fathers. It is high time for us to have a mother to take care of the Bulgarian people."Prime Minister Boyko…
"Some openly went to Rio for the trip."Sports Minister Krasen Kralev on the poor performance of Team Bulgaria in the Olympics
"These are heritage tourists."National Museum of History chief Bozhidar Dimitrov on the Bulgarian tour of a Russian pack of bikers, "Night Wolves," supporting Vladimir Putin
"Greek beaches are not as good as Bulgarian beaches."Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova
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