Thousands of Bulgarians took part in anti-corruption protests demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government in Sofia.
An art installation on the site of a demolished mausoleum for Bulgarian communist legend Georgi Dimitrov? Even ahead of receiving final approval, the idea has caused an uproar in Sofia.
Bulgaria's deputy prime minister, Valeri Simeonov, has been found guilty of hate speech against Roma — but has not been asked to step down. Prejudice against Roma is widespread in Bulgaria.
Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to a kind of drinking yoghurt that is all the rage for Chinese consumers.
Attractive beaches, booked-out hotels, endless parties: tourism is booming in Bulgaria. Vacationers feel safe. The tourism industry is hoping for an exceptional season.
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