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God and the Godfather – Bulgaria’s ‘perfect storms’

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Bulgaria was just shaken by two different storms – environmental and banking. Torrential rains have now washed the Bulgarian seaside, hitting particularly harshly the Black sea port city of Varna.  Varna’s district “Asparuhovo” suffered the most severe impacts – the flooding caused the death of at least 11 people.  The ground floors of the houses, […]

National Consensus – the Missing Link in Bulgaria’s Elections

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Tina Schivatcheva National consensus – these words are missing from Bulgaria’s political vocabulary.  In the midst of bitter political contentions, Bulgaria’s political scene is once again marred by open confrontations, and the bad-blood of back stabbing.  Today, Saturday 11th of May, is the day before the early Bulgarian elections.  In theory, this day should allow […]

Self-Immolations in Bulgaria – an Intertwined Personal and Social Trauma

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Tina Schivatcheva On the 1st of May another Bulgarian victim of self-immolation passed away. Since the beginning of 2013 six people self-immolated inBulgaria, and their desperate acts further ’enflamed our sleeping society’ [1].  Traumatic events demand a response that recognizes their impact rather than one that moves rapidly to forgetting the trauma or incorporating it […]

Bavarian politicians, Bulgarian politics

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Tina Schivatcheva The Political Choices of the Bulgarian Center-Right ‘We will put an end to the populism of the Left’ – with this firm promise Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former Bulgarian Minister of the Interior, and current deputy-president of the party ‘Citizens of European Development for Bulgaria’ (abbreviated in Bulgarian as GERB), addressed the Brussels politicians [1].  […]

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