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Health emergency enables rulers to reenact good-cop-bad-cop antics
Yuval Ziv, Managing Director and Head of Global Acquiring at SafeCharge, on the possibilities a business has to thrive in challenging times
"We raised our salaries to be able to donate!" Speaker of Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva, of GERB, on the April rise of MPs wages
In the Communist period, Bulgarians often used real-life traits of their national character to poke fun at themselves. One of these traits, the Bulgarian inimitable propensity to make a hash of things because someone, somewhere did not understand what was going on, and as a result suddenly hurdled themselves in blissful yet innocent astonishment, made the rounds in the sunset days of Communism when this country was supposed to start manufacturing... personal computers. The joke went on something like that: "It has transpired that the computers we were supposed to export to Japan turned out not to be computers but compotes. And we didn't export to Japan, but Japan sent them back to us."