What's Up Bulgaria

Protests over early parole to murder-convicted Australian and controversies over the upcoming election of the new Prosecutor General

The last few months in Bulgaria were hot and stormy, just like the county’s political scene. Although the National Assembly had a long vacation, Bulgarians were not given a break from scandals and bad news.  – The arrest of a … Continue reading Protests over early parole to murder-convicted Australian and controversies over the upcoming election of the new Prosecutor General

The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

The European election results seem messy. A colourful mosaic, with no clear pattern at first sight. But in all the disarray, Europe’s narrow Christian-democratic victory shows an outline, an ideological curtain dividing the continent into two halves.  Why did Christianity-inspired … Continue reading The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

What's Up Bulgaria

Implementation of e-voting is postponed and the President calls for release of Ukrainian military ships

Politics in Bulgaria in the last month looked much like the December air above Sofia:  misty, dirty, and dangerous. – On November 22nd the Russian newspaper Kommersant published an article announcing that an extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline from … Continue reading Implementation of e-voting is postponed and the President calls for release of Ukrainian military ships