March 17, 2014

In what is no doubt the most perilous crisis in East-West relations since the end of the Cold War, Bulgaria's ruling Socialists confirmed what many had suspected - Bulgaria acts as a backdoor for Russian interests, a Trojan horse in the EU. Today this is a real problem.

February 27, 2014

READ HERE an excerpt from an interview with the anonymous Bulgarian guerrilla artists, who painted Sofia's Red Army statue in yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in a show of solidarity with Ukraine's revolution. It is the latest in a series of colorful twists of the monument in a bid to make political points.

February 24, 2014

READ HERE seven facts that protesters in Kiev will definitely be shocked to learn about EU member Bulgaria.

February 19, 2014

The bloody events in Kiev came as the most shocking wake-up call that in today's world toothless, lofty rhetoric is way off the mark. Brussels misunderstood the severity of the crisis as well as the power of Russian influence over Ukraine. Sofia just pretended to misunderstand, trying to tease neither Russia, nor EU.

February 18, 2014

The news of Kiev's carnage echoed in Bulgaria with particular strength. For months many Bulgarians have been wondering in horror what would have happened to their country if the EU entry was still only a prospect. And with good reason.