"Three popes have pattedmy head."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov showing some snapshots to David Cameron
The citizens of Sofia can now rejoice that the area around the NDK, the Communist-era megalomaniacal building previously known as the Lyudmila Zhivkova People's Palace of Culture, was given a major facelift, setting a new record in public spending for getting a square tiled. What they may not have realised, however, is that the renovation was not without its own problems, some of them comical.
Borisov's rule hurdles state into increasingly deeper crisis
Depending on who you talk with, the monument to King Samuil, the medieval Bulgarian ruler who lost a major battle against the Byzantines as a result of which every soldier in the Bulgarian army had his eyes gauged out, is either a splendid display of Bulgaria's historical greatness or a piece of kitschy crap fit for a theme park rather than a public square.