"There are many hypotheses. What we know at the moment is that they are gone."
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov on why "Galevi Brothers" from Dupnitsa disappeared after being convicted on organised crime charges
This issue presents texts by the 2011 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellows Michael Hinken and Rayko Baychev
Rosen Plevneliev, the president of Europe's poorest nation outside Albania, made a grand and very expensive present to Pope Benedict XVI, in Rome. Plevneliev, Boyko Borisov's handpicked head of state, was visiting Italy for 24 May, the day of celebration for the two Greek monks, Cyril and Methodius, who had been employed by the Byzantine emperor in the 9th Century to devise a new alphabet to consolidate Constantinople's hold over non-Greek-speaking Slavs.