Regions / Bulgaria
Risk Monitor's Stefan Popov is trying to change the image of Bulgaria as the Wild East frontier of the European Union.
In 2009, Bulgarian pessimism was worse than that of Iraqis and Afghans.
The Roma continue to be marginalized in Bulgaria.
A major change that has taken place in East-Central Europe in the last few years is the emergence of a new left.
"He insisted that I couldn't understand Bulgaria until I'd listened to the Balkan blues."
Many Afghans are angry at Pakistan for aiding the Taliban.
Washington seeks to beat Europe to the punch on the sale of jets to Bulgaria.
Bulgaria's perfunctory efforts to corral organized crime frustrate the European Commission.
Eastern Europe is caught between two implacable forces. Bulgaria, in particular, might find power in its pivotal position.
What will be better for the Roma to have a strong Roma party or to promote polices aimed to improve the situation of the Roma through the other, non-ethnically-based parties?