"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
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Until the early 1990s this was a no-go border zone. Isolated for over 40 years from the Bulgarian hinterland, the area developed its own ecosystem unseen anywhere else on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Come the post-Communist liberalisation and a…
A poster advertising GERB's leader Boyko Borisov, who was prime minister twice in the past 10 years, appeared for a few days on billboards along Bulgaria's highways and on posters posted outside GERB offices in some towns. Borisov, whose candidate,…
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"Democracy has deprived us of many things." Kornelia Ninova, leader of the BSP
Tucked in the midst of the Sredna Gora, or Middle Forest mountain, this town used to be a major settlement during the 19th century when the Ottoman Empire, to which Bulgaria belonged, was crumbling and Bulgarians were starting their national…
GERB are out of government at the national level, but many cities and towns in Bulgaria are still being run by GERB people, which means that ordinary folk in this country continue to get the sort of entertainment that has…
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"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…
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