Boyko Borisov was found guilty of malicious slander by a Sofia Regional Court judge in a case brought on by Elena Yoncheva, a TV journalist and now an MP for the opposition BSP, or Bulgarian Socialist Party. Yoncheva, who is…
"From 1 July the average pension will increase with nearly 14 leva."Minister of Welfare Biser Petkov
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Perched on a hill right on the Bulgarian-Turkish border this 18-meter-tall Medieval tower called Bukelon has stayed in a permanent state of dereliction since it was abandoned, in the 13th or the 14th centuries.
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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Society

WHEN A ROSE IS NOT EXACTLY A ROSE

WHEN A ROSE IS NOT EXACTLY A ROSE

Grim reality of Bulgarian rose pickers at loggerheads with picture postcard images

Vagabond Interviews

CONVIVIALITÉ AS A BUSINESS AND RAISON D'…

CONVIVIALITÉ AS A BUSINESS AND RAISON D'ÊTRE

Jelena Lalic, CEO of Pernod Ricard Bulgaria, on how to have perfect blend between pleasure and responsible consumption

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