Thousands of Bulgarians took part in anti-corruption protests demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government in Sofia.
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.
Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is definitely worth a visit. The city certainly has plenty to offer. Its millennia of history reach from ancient ruins to modern-day communist monuments.
As EU energy policy and its wider strategy vis-a-vis Russia come under the spotlight, some smaller EU members are taking energy policy into their own hands. Sofia's aim of buying Israeli gas could be a case in point.
Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency. The country, which is under monitoring by Brussels, must work hard to keep the bloc united amid a looming Brexit and unresolved migration issues.
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