Roma marginalisation most pressing problem in Bulgaria? Really?

In a new report of the US Department of State it is stated that marginalisation of the Roma community remains the most pressing problem in Bulgaria with regard to human rights. Are they serious? I could make a long list of more pressing issues. Bulgaria is a country with multitude …

Are atheists aggressive?

One of the claim we often hear from religious people (theists) is that atheists are aggressive and non-respectful of peoples believe. At the same time those religious people want the society to follow the rules of their religion or at least respect their right to use them to influence public …

To deny your own words and/or actions

One of the funniest aspects of monitoring politics around the world is how difficult it is for politicians to accept their own actions and statements. Many say one thing before an election and then say “I didn’t say that” or even state that they didn’t say something few weeks ago. …

Is E-government possible in Bulgaria?

At first we might think that the answer should be yes, after all nothing is impossible. After living and working in Bulgaria for close to 6 years I am not so sure. There have been several initiatives to set up e-government in Bulgaria but are not really successful. To me …

The holy labour contract

In Bulgaria things are strange in many ways. The public administration is ineffective guided by strange and contradictory rules which no one seems to object to or require to be changed. People complain to themselves but for most part that is the end of it. There is no protests for …