5 May 2016
A Boy’s Own Tale of Chernobyl Premium

How a nuclear error hundreds of miles away helped start a war of the worlds in Bulgaria.

By Boyko Vassilev
29 April 2016
Bulgarian City Bans Islamic Veils Premium

In the same city, 14 Muslims are on trial for extremism and spreading religious hatred.

6 April 2016
Anatomy of Fear Premium

Anxious and panicky though Bulgarians may feel, the Brussels attacks brought home to the majority that the EU is the only option they have.

By Boyko Vassilev
1 April 2016
Bulgaria Soccer Legend Hristo Stoichkov’s Safari Photos Spark Outrage Premium
Hristo Stoichkov, the Bulgarian striker whose goals took his country to a 1994 World Cup semi-final, has come under fire after posing for pictures with big game safari kills.
8 March 2016
Hezbollah Accuses Mossad in Sofia Embassy Death Premium

Palestine officials probing mysterious death of Israel prison escapee Omar Nayef Zayed.

1 March 2016
Farmers Versus Truckers Premium

The Greco-Bulgarian border issue is a metaphor for Europe.

By Boyko Vassilev
24 February 2016
Bulgarian-Turkish Relations Dip as Diplomats Expelled Premium

Ankara earlier banned ethnic Turkish politicians seen as too friendly toward Russia.

9 February 2016
Of Judges and Slaves Premium
Or, why a quibble over history topped all other news in Bulgaria.
By Boyko Vassilev

28 January 2016
Bulgaria Seen as EU’s Most Corrupt Country Premium

It is ranked 69th out of 168 countries probed by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), who have designated it the most crooked in Europe.

21 January 2016
Bulgarian Police Abuse Migrants Premium

Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuse Bulgarian police of summarily returning migrants to Turkey in addition to stealing their belongings and beating them up.




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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