Is EU now the enemy?

It is interesting to follow the new information coming out about the activities of the American Intelligence Community, a.k.a. US spy industry. Now it comes out that they have been planting programs and even setting up equipment within friendly embassies and governmental buildings. Not only in the US but also …

Outdated Foreign Service “business model”?

Usually countries set up an embassy in every country they have diplomatic relations to. For many countries such as the US, UK, France, Russia and China this is no problem. For many small countries this is however not a realistic option both due to the financial cost and lack of …

“Home of the brave” – yeah right!

Americans very often like to talk about America as the “Home of the brave” even though by now they show really the opposite. The aftermath of horrible terrorist attack on Boston with the regular suggestions and even proposals from prominent politicians is yet another telling sign of these so-called brave …

What is Borisov’s plan?

Few weeks ago the so-called “strong leader” of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov, and his government resigned against a backdrop of protests all over Bulgaria. Protests that started by being about monopoly of heating and electricity providers in Bulgaria and high prices due to that situation. Shortly after people started to call for the resignation of …

Obsessed with control and fines

It continues to amaze me how much the current public authorities all over Bulgaria are focused on finding ways to control people living in Bulgaria. The State is for sure worst but many municipalities are no better. Recently in Sofia resindents in the centre of Sofia were given the chance …

Out of touch with reality

Now Bulgaria is getting ready for the European Commission (EC) Monitoring Report on the progress – or lack thereof – of reforms in the judicial system and home affairs. Most of what is in the report is already known as it has been leaked to both foreign and national media. …