It was a surprise for many to see Vesselin Zhelev, one of the longest-serving journalists accredited to the European institutions, in his new role as spokesperson of the Bulgarian Presidency in Bulgaria. It is not unusual when rotating presidencies recruit journalists to work as spokesperson. Often these highly-skilled people take a diplomatic career after their six-month … [Read more...] about All the Presidency’s Men: Vesselin Zhelev’s metamorphosis
The European Commission (EC) has appeared in Bulgaria for the beginning of its first European presidency putting up its ugliest face – hypocrisy, writes Svetoslav Terziev. Svetoslav Terziev is a commentator for Sega daily, a professor in journalism and a senior contributor to Bulgarianpresidency.eu. An earlier version of this article was published today (16 January) by Sega … [Read more...] about Opinion: Juncker embraced and blessed Borissov’s butaforia
Milena Dimitrova, a regular contributor to BulgarianPresidency.eu, spoke to four Bulgarians living in Canada, and opens up a discussion everyone can join. Milena Dimitrova: "Obviously, the faces of emigration vary, they are different. In fact, how are they seen by the emigrants? In Europe, both citizens and politicians are afraid of migrants’ tides from Syria, Iraq and … [Read more...] about Between the peaks and the bottom of life – stories from Bulgarians in Canada
Milena Dimitrova, a regular contributor to BulgarianPresidency.eu, spoke to four Bulgarians living abroad, asking two basic questions: why did they leave, and what could make them return. The original remarks in Bulgarian follow under the English text. Rali Christo, USA: I couldn’t wait for the return flight to the US “The aggressive negativity in Bulgaria frightens me. … [Read more...] about Vox Populi: Bulgarians abroad answer existential questions
Bulgaria delivered to the European Commission the promised anti-corruption law. The problem is, this could be a miscarriage, writes Krassen Nikolov. Krassen Nikolov is a journalist specialised in judiciary affairs. He works for Mediapool and will be a regular contributor for BulgarianPresidency.eu for the six months of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the … [Read more...] about The anti-corruption law was delivered. But was it delivery or miscarriage?