17 April 2018
Bulgaria 2nd in EU for Births to Unmarried Mothers

Low fertility, unpopularity of marriage, and falling population are linked to heavy emigration since the end of communism.

13 April 2018
Kristeva and Her Bulgarian Suffering

It may be hard to comprehend now, but for a Bulgarian emigre pre-1989, petty compromises with the system were possible, even desirable.

By Boyko Vassilev
13 April 2018
Holy Smoke! Bulgarian Church Embraces Macedonian Brethren

Move echoes political reconciliation with a country many Bulgarians see as their little brother.

3 April 2018
Wanted: New Gardeners

The citizens of Hungary and Bulgaria must learn again how to cultivate media freedom before once fertile ground turns irreversibly into a journalistic wasteland.

By Peter Gross
30 March 2018
After Soul Searching, Bulgaria Rejects Ousting Russian Diplomats Premium

PM Borisov, who leads a government with several pro-Russian members, says as holder of EU presidency Sofia should remain above the fray.

23 March 2018
Thus Spoke the Patriarch Premium

Contentious remarks during a visit of the Russian Orthodox patriarch to Sofia brought into question aspects of Bulgaria’s centuries-old, love-hate relationship with Russia.

By Boyko Vassilev
14 March 2018
Bulgaria Fires Back Over Erdogan’s Provocative Comments Premium
The Turkish president’s remark about “victims and oppressed brothers” in the Balkans rankles in the former Ottoman colonies.
7 March 2018
Bulgaria and Mongolia Erect Monument to Cyrillic Alphabet in Antarctica Premium

In addition to a shared alphabet, the two countries also have a decade-long history of collaboration on Arctic research.

23 February 2018
Czech Billionaire Snaps Up Bulgaria’s Biggest Broadcaster Premium

Acquisition confirms trend of Western owners exiting the politically charged media environment of southeastern Europe.

23 February 2018
Bulgarian Discovers a Third Sex Premium

How a ratification debate, a translation misunderstanding, and social prejudices set the country on fire.

By Boyko Vassilev


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