Protesters in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia want to throw out the powerful political elite they believe is ruining their country.
Bulgaria is dependent on Russian gas, but it is also a member of NATO and the European Union. Straddling the gap between Moscow and Brussels has put the country in a foreign policy quagmire.
Almost three decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, constitutional democracy is increasingly coming under pressure in the former socialist states of Eastern and Southern Europe. What are the reasons for this?
Hundreds of Bulgarian nationalists have marched in Sofia in an annual celebration of World War II general Hristo Lukov, a Nazi collaborator. The city government was unsuccessful in its attempt to stop the demonstration.
The Romanian diaspora in Europe is protesting the corruption of the ruling PSD government in Bucharest. In Switzerland, writer Dana Grigorcea has taken to the streets and picked up her pen to defend Romania's judiciary.
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