"This is not a hospital everyone is obliged to go into. Ultimately, public houses are not something people cannot live without."Luchezar Ivanov, an MP for GERB
"In times of crisis, it is normal for the state to act like Robin Hood: take from the rich and give to the poor."Slavi Binev, MEP from the nationalist Ataka party
"The offenders can't complain about their detention. We take care of them; they are warm and fed regularly."Sofia City Prosecutor Nikolay Kokinov on the living conditions of the detainees in The Impudent operation
I will offer myself to the theatres for a small fee so that they can use me as a gauge of whether a play is boring or not. If I don't feel like sleeping, this means the play is very…
"The fact that you get out of bed does not mean you have woken up." Issue 38, November 2009
"The idea of removing the flat rate income tax is not just ill-considered; it is downright stupid."Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on President Georgi Parvanov's suggestion that the flat tax rate be scrapped
"I began from below zero. Nobody can take this away from me. I was watching from the parliament balcony today and I realised how much I have done alone. Alone. A whole party. A huge apparatus. I hope I will…
"If the mayor has no time for the capital, he won't have time for Bulgaria… Boyko Borisov made over 9,000 media appearances while there are now over 9,000 children for whom there are no places in the kindergartens."Sergey Stanishev, prime…
"Little is said about the fact that 70 to 80 percent of our MPs are faceless people. The ordinary citizen can recognise only a few of those elected to parliament. We have heard the names of 20 or so more,…
"There is no other case in Bulgaria's history when a man in uniform has dumped his epaulettes in such a way. This implies no sense of patriotism at all. If you don't want to serve in the police, you should…
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TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

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A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

As AIG celebrates its 100 birthday, Christina Lucas, General Manager for Bulgaria, shares more on the company's achievements and future

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