Bulgaria

19 January 2018
Donald Tusk, King of the Bulgarians

How the EU Council president won over Bulgarian hearts and minds during his stay in Sofia, at least for an evening. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
Lilyana Pavlova
15 January 2018
We’ve Earned Your Respect, Bulgaria Tells Brussels
Just days into its stint in the EU presidency, Bulgaria is stepping up its efforts to be accepted into the bloc’s inner sanctum.
 
9 January 2018
Smog Chokes the Balkans

As heating is turned up to beat the mid-winter cold, the Balkan peninsula is grappling with a well-known foe: suffocating levels of air pollution. 

 
5 January 2018
Ski Resort Expansion Plan Riles Bulgaria

Campaign to protect UNESCO heritage area finds support in Sofia and cities throughout Bulgaria.

 
3 January 2018
Bulgarian President Vetoes Anti-Corruption Bill

While few doubt the need for tougher laws, the bill’s critics have argued that its shortcomings would have derailed an efficient fight against graft.

 
22 December 2017
Best of TOL for 2017
Our favorite stories of the year.
 
20 December 2017
Free Calls to the New Balkans Premium

More just a strain on Balkan pockets, roaming charges over EU borders are another example of how deeper regional integration could make everyone’s life easier. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
19 December 2017
Revisiting Europe’s Muslim Heartland Premium

In their new book, two French scholars provide valuable insights on Balkan history over the past 200 years.

By John K. Cox
 
12 December 2017
Bulgaria and Romania Look Longingly to Schengen Premium

Ten years after entering the EU, there is one unticked box for the Black Sea pair: membership in the passport-free zone.

 
11 December 2017
Obituary: Partisanka, Farewell Premium

The most important feminist you probably never heard of died in late October, a brave woman still dreaming of a better future.

By Kristen R. Ghodsee
 

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