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The undesired stop of a lengthy journey

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 15:52   /   Bulgaria

13,000 asylum seekers, mostly Syrian war refugees, have arrived to Bulgaria in the last few years. They desire a safe-conduct that will open the gates to other countries of the European Union, while Bulgaria is trying to close the door of the Turkish border. The workers in the presidential office of the Bulgarian State Agency […]

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An economy in the dark

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 10:00   /   Bulgaria

by Joe Sutherland Bulgaria has the largest shadow economy in the European Union. Some reports indicate as much as a third of the Bulgarian economy is undisclosed, which impacts the country’s reputation on a global stage. What to do in the face of this trend is a growing concern. Read the full long-form article here.

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VIDEO: Protest against Bulgarian parliament rages on for 300th day

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 08:43   /   Bulgaria

Below is a video of Krassen Stanchev, PhD, CEO of Knowledge Management and Solutions, business analysis company and member of the demonstrators in front of the Bulgarian parliament. Video was taken on the 300th day of the protest on April 9.    “Of course [the EU] failed in other countries but that does not necessarily mean […]

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Video: Ataka, euroscepticism and the Bulgarian youth

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 17:14   /   Bulgaria

Ataka is the main Eurosceptic party in the country. The leader of the party, Valen Siderov is a very controversial character. Provocative, anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish, his face is everywhere on black and red posters in the city. Siderov’s eyes watching you wherever you stand, like a modern Big Brother. Valen Siderov used to be a […]

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