Bulgaria's rotating presidency of the EU, in whose name many Bulgarians have to put up with the "stability" of the Boyko Borisov rule, suffered an ignominious setback at an youth conference, in April. The allegations were voiced by Luis Alvarado,…
"We don't think. We act."Interior Minister Valentin Radev after two armed inmates escaped from Sofia prison
Sometimes (but not every year) in May-June the Black Sea turns… green. Not just the greenish colour that large masses of water sometimes assumes, but a bright, almost ethereal bluish-green that mesmerises. What is going on?
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Most Bulgarian towns with roots in the 19th century and earlier have them: tall, sometimes coarse but often exquisitely decorated towers, usually in city centres, that have still functioning timepieces, beating a bell on the hour – every hour for…
"I am the only person out of suspicion in the CEZ sale, as I dislike that company."Prime Minster Boyko Borisov on a little-known local company purchasing the electricity distribution giant in southwestern Bulgaria, including Sofia
This section of Vagabond is usually reserved for the funnier and/or exceptionally eccentric statements and deeds of Bulgaria's statesmen, but in this issue we bring on the results, without a comment, of a poll conducted by Trend, an independent polling…
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Under GERB, life in Bulgaria becomes increasingly absurd as exemplified by the "purchase" of CEZ, the power distribution company that controls the electricity grid of the whole of western Bulgaria, including the capital, Sofia, by a heretofore totally unknown woman,…
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"Sofia is now cleaner than Vienna."Minister of Culture Boil Banov
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