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February 10, 2017, by Alex Bivol

Romania rarely features in international media, yet the scenes of mass demonstrations in Bucharest and other major cities last week may feel oddly familiar to Western TV audiences. Large-scale protests […]

British Bulgarian Business Association response to Theresa May’s Brexit speech

February 8, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA) chairman has been approached by H.E. Emma Hopkins OBE, British ambassador to Bulgaria, with a reques ...

Comparisons between walls and border fences: What about Bulgaria?

January 31, 2017, by Imanuel Marcus of

Which walls do we know? Yes, the Chinese Wall. The wall Humpty Dumpty was sitting on. We know “The Wall” by Pink Floyd. We know the Berlin Wall. A ...

Conduct unbecoming? Bulgarian president-elect Radev takes flak in National Assembly

January 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Roumen Radev has set something of a record for Bulgarian heads of state by being the subject of a call for his impeachment without actually having tak ...

  • An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara
    December 23, 2016, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

    Coming at the tail end of an annus horriblis in global affairs, the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov by a Turkish police officer initially had analysts wondering whether […]

  • Greece left alone in the refugee crisis
    December 9, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is “not the happiest person on earth,” he said in Brussels as he presented the latest figures for EU refugee and migration policy. EU member […]

  • The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe
    December 6, 2016, by Fredrik Wesslau of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    Europe’s liberal order could come crashing down next year. Squeezed from all directions, it may not be able to withstand the pressure. Within Europe, populists on the left and right […]

  • One of Bulgaria’s main problems: The empathy deficit
    December 2, 2016, by Imanuel Marcus of

    The other day, I was talking to a Bulgarian acquaintance, who lives in my neighbourhood, about issues people with disabilities have in Sofia. Steering wheelchairs around potholes or vehicles parked […]

  • Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections
    November 23, 2016, by Mark Galeotti of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    European security co-operation has never really been off the EU’s agenda, but controversy, political divisions and expense have for many years kept it well away from the top. Donald Trump’s […]