14 October 2016
The Region That Did Not Win
How Bulgaria’s UN campaign sheds some light on Eastern Europe’s problems.
By Boyko Vassilev

5 October 2016
Bulgaria Bans the Burqa Premium

Bulgarian lawmakers ban women from wearing the burqa and niqab in public; those who do will be fined and lose their social benefits. 

29 September 2016
Bokova Out, Gregoriova In? Premium

Bulgarian government nominates EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate for UN chief, drops support for UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.

21 September 2016
Russian MP: ‘We Will Buy Bulgaria’ Premium
Tolstoy’s great-grandson, a prominent lawmaker and TV personality, says Russia will ‘buy out the whole of Bulgaria’ to secure its loyalty.
20 September 2016
Arabic Speakers: Bulgarian Tech Companies Want You Premium

Middle Eastern migrants and refugees in Bulgaria are proving an unexpected boon to the country’s fast-growing IT sector.

14 September 2016
Romania And Bulgaria Got Into the EU Too Early, Finance Watchdog Says

European Court of Auditors has disclosed that the two countries became members despite its recommendation to wait.

13 September 2016
Russia Demands Bulgarian Compensation for Belene ASAP

Nuclear plant deal was scrapped three years ago amid fears of Moscow’s energy dominance over Europe.

1 September 2016
Bulgaria Might Restrict Freedom of Movement for Refugees Premium

Bulgaria may detain migrants in gated centers after violent incidents in one of the country’s refugee centers.

10 August 2016
Projecting Soft Power Through Hard Talk Premium

Western envoys have often played the role of gadfly in Bulgarian affairs, to good effect.

By Boyko Vassilev
13 July 2016
Bulgaria May Join Iran-Led Transport Corridor Premium

Talks to continue on possible Iranian purchase of Russian-made equipment for a defunct Bulgarian nuclear plant.




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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