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Esoteric Bulgaria

Yesterday I wrote that Bulgarians tend to believe in miracle-makers. But I didn’t say why. Actually Bulgaria is the land of esotericism. Any attempt to explain Bulgarian politics needs a reference to the national mysticism….

No miracle-makers this time?

Time flies and no new political force has made itself known in Bulgaria as the European elections are getting close. According to sociologists, there is room for a new political force, the usual miracle-maker. Many…

Buying the elections

Vote-buying continues to be a serious problem in Bulgaria. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe have recognised it on multiple occasions. International organizations criticised Bulgarian authorities even after the…


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