Bulgaria

12 August 2015
Bulgaria’s Edgy Relationship With the Vox Populi
The people want their voices heard, but referendums are not deeply rooted in the political culture of Central and Eastern Europe.
By Boyko Vassilev
 
12 August 2015
Russia Puts Screws on Small Farmers, Belarus Tries to Cope With Ukrainian Migrants

Plus, WWF releases 50,000 baby Danube sturgeons in effort to save the endangered fish, and Serbia and Kosovo recognize each other’s car insurance schemes.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
2 July 2015
Powers and Plots

A steady supply of conspiracy theories helps Eastern Europeans (and many others) to cope – by not coping.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
4 June 2015
Thunder Near the Powder House

What is the price of failed Roma integration in Bulgaria?

By Boyko Vassilev
 
1 June 2015
Croatian Veterans End Standoff, Bulgaria Probes Lukoil Pricing

Plus, a Skopje court weighs blackmail case against an opposition leader and Kazakhstan lines up oil majors for huge drilling job. 

By Barbara Frye, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
26 May 2015
Russian Chief Mufti Backs Polygamy, Balkan Neighbors Boost Border Security

Plus, Albania’s premier threatens to veto Macedonia’s NATO hopes, and Russia loses its land line to its Moldovan client statelet.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Evgeny Deulin
 
22 May 2015
Evidence Mounts of Russian Action in Ukraine, Serbian Defense Chief Accused of Corruption

Plus, the Kremlin says the West is destabilizing Macedonia, and Kyrgyzstan joins the Eurasian Union.

By Barbara Frye and Evgeny Deulin
 
20 May 2015
Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion

Plus, Hungary’s Orban riles EU officials with latest anti-refugee blast; Bulgarian archeologists find an 8,000-year-old village.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
14 May 2015
Bulgarian Troops at Macedonia Border, U.S. Lawmakers in ‘Secretly Funded’ Baku Junket

Plus, the ECHR rules on a Georgia gay pride march and Russia probes an NGO linked to Khodorkovsky.

By Brian Kenety, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
7 May 2015
Sorosoids Versus Rubladjiis

As the anniversary of a bloody year unfolds, cue the pseudo-intellectual historical parallels.

By Boyko Vassilev
 

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