The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They’re trying to avoid a new cold war.
Europe will never fully democratize until the Roma enjoy the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as their European brethren.
The military museum in Bulgaria's sprawling capital city consists of a tiny building and a huge outdoor display of weapons that look as if they had been wheeled in fresh from the battlefields and parked, higgledy piggledy: mountain howitzers that shelled Turks in 1912...
Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com. John is currently traveling in Eastern Europe and observing its transformations since 1989. Three items in Volen Siderov’s office reflect his current image. The religious icons on the wall speak to his embrace of traditional Bulgarian...
Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com. John is currently traveling in Eastern Europe and observing its transformations since 1989. The “case of the 13 imams” sounds almost mythic. But the current case the Bulgarian government is prosecuting against 13 imams from the area...
Slovenia has virtually vaulted into Western Europe while Bulgaria has remained behind the informal Iron Curtain that continues to divide the developed from the developing parts of the region.
Tangra was censored and harassed, but managed to get its message across.
Workers in Bulgaria have more freedom, but with a price.
The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria has seen its membership drop from 2.5 million to 300,000 in recent years.
Bulgaria’s younger generation carries the past more lightly.