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 …

Democratisation of the Bulgarian Civil Service

I have talked about reforms in Bulgaria and democracy in one of my earlier posts. What does this mean? Does it really matter what is the mentality in the Civil Service in Bulgaria? Any civil service is formulated to serve the political system it works within. It is however not …

Missed opportunities for reforms … are we too late?

From time to time we get an golden opportunity to reform our systems such as the civil service or economic systems in our country. In most cases the opportunity is lost and therefore reforms become more difficult. But does that mean that reforms are impossible? Or that all hope is lost?