November 2005. A French businessman asks me what I think of Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov.
Let's talk about the meeting at the top in Washington between the US and the EU. At the meeting the two parties announced that the States and Europe will put much more efforts for the release of the Bulgarian medics and the Palestinian doctor, who are sen
Believe it or not, hasn't lost a single flag to the enemies since the forming of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. Soldiers have died to preserve the flag of their formation and some have even managed to keep it while in captivity - wrapped tightly around thei
Decided on fixing Bulgaria (or at least the parts of it not to his liking), Sofia's mayor once again suggested a bright idea that doesn't really fall under his jurisdiction. Foreign prosecutors and judges should monitor all the court cases in Bulgaria to
The municipality of Sliven may become the cleanest one in whole Bulgaria after the mayor of the town hired the Sofia cleaning company "Chistota" to collect town's garbage and clean the streets. Or at least the Sliven mayor thinks so.
It took Bulgaria the best part of this millennium to escape the tag of a "country of pirates," but the law enforcement's crackdowns have finally yielded their results. I guess that means that there's virtually nobody left to download movies, music or sof
Now that Bulgaria has done far too little to bring the corrupt and the criminal to justice, the EU is on the look-out - for the faithfulness of its Balkan partner and the propriety of its best man Franco Frattini. Bulgaria and Romania were told they can
A recent scandal around the "myth" of Batak sparked wide controversy in Bulgaria, but along with all the arguments, it is also a good excuse to focus on the town itself - its history, as real as we know it to be, its nature and all the options it offers t
Bulgaria's golden ice-dancers Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski presented their biographical book in a bookstore downtown Sofia. The book, called "Love is Alchemy of Success", was written by Lubomir Todorov.
Just as trade unions promised earlier this week, hundreds of miners blocked one of Bulgaria's major motorways on Thursday in protest over the planned sale of a power plant to Greek investors. The miners' trade union and the company have been locked in ta
Provocative hip-shaking, scanty clothing, fake eyelashes and tons of make-up. The ingredients of chalga music made their way to the platforms of May 20 campaigning, cementing its status as nothing short of a social phenomenon.
Those who have seen the church in Batak or even just read Vazov's poem Kocho find it hard to shake off the cold chill these images send to the spine. For piles and piles of cracked skulls speak of a horrendous slaughter that has forever stayed in the mind
There is a problem in Bulgaria, which belongs to the so-called public secrets - everyone knows but nobody talks about it. This phenomenon is the health care system with all its disadvantages that unfortunately are much more than the advantages.
The European Parliament elections next month hold little interest to anyone except the several hundred people in the race and political strategists. For the first, it is a chance to obtain a well-paid sinecure job in Brussels, but for the latter the poll
Bulgaria headed to the European Parliament in quite a strange way. Some of the people, who will represent the country in the most important institution, decided to promote themselves using odd methods, to put it mildly.
The village of Dobarsko is nestled in the south foot of the holy Rila Mountains at the altitude of 1070 meters and overlooks the endless horizons of the pearl of Bulgarian mountains Pirin and wide Rodopi Mountains. It is only 17 km away from the town of R
French voters will head to their voting booths on Sunday in the first round of presidential elections to pick a successor to Jacques Chirac. Why should I care, here in Bulgaria, about who will be the French president over the next five years, you may ask
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
Potentially Defective Aluminum was used by All Car Manufacturers in Japan