Tuesday 5 December 2023
December 04, 2023
Serbian Minister Says Work On Gas Interconnector With Bulgaria Completed, Testing Imminent
Serbian Mining and Energy Minister Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic announced on December 3 that all the work has been completed and testing should begin this week on a "strategically important" interconnector to carry natural gas between Bulgaria and Serbia, an official statement said.
November 28, 2023
Bulgaria Approves Lavrov's Flight To OSCE Meeting, Sparking Boycott
Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's plane to cross its airspace en route to North Macedonia's capital, Skopje, where he is to attend a November 29-December 1 meeting of the Council of Ministers of the OSCE.
November 27, 2023
Delyan Peevski: The Rebranding Of A Controversial Bulgarian Oligarch
For years, he was mostly known as an oligarch and media mogul, who rarely appeared in public and is sanctioned by the U.S. for his "extensive role in corruption in Bulgaria." But now, Delyan Peevski is coming out of the shadows and is increasingly a more influential presence.
November 21, 2023
Transgender Woman Declares Hunger Strike Until Bulgaria Recognizes Her Gender
A transgender woman is staging a hunger strike outside a courthouse in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, after the country's highest appeals court ruled in February that Bulgarian law "does not envisage" legal changes to someone's gender.
November 16, 2023
Violence Breaks Out At Protest To Demand Resignation Of Bulgarian Football Federation Leaders
A demonstration by thousands of Bulgarian football fans in Sofia on November 16 to demand the resignation of the president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFS) and its leadership turned violent, resulting in injuries and arrests.
November 16, 2023
A Bulgarian Trans Woman Is On Hunger Strike And Says She Won't Stop Until Her Gender Is Recognized
Gabriela Bankova says she can't get her pneumonia treated as she can't get admitted to a Bulgarian hospital under the correct gender. She has vowed to get official recognition of gender reassignment -- which was prohibited by Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation early this year -- or die trying.
November 13, 2023
Bulgarian-Born Palestinian Mother Recounts 'Terrifying' Escape From Gaza With Children
Samar Chinino's first thought when war broke out in her home in Gaza on October 7 was to get her child away from the window. Her experience in past conflicts helped her to keep her family safe until they could get out, through Egypt. They made it to Bulgaria, where Chinino was born. Now the Palestinian-Bulgarian mother finds herself making do in a safe but unexpected new home, Sofia.
November 10, 2023
The 'Inhumane' Practices Of Bulgaria's Psychiatric Hospitals
The death of a 25-year-old man in a psychiatric hospital highlights what a report by Bulgaria's ombudswoman called the "cruel, inhuman, and degrading" treatment of patients. The man died in a fire while he was locked in an isolation room, tied down for hours, and left without medical supervision.
November 09, 2023
Unhappy About Ukraine War, More And More Moldovan Priests Are Leaving Russian-Led Orthodox Church
Priests from the Russian-led Moldovan Orthodox Church are joining a rival church based in neighboring Bucharest. The defections indicate the groundswell of anti-war sentiment among Moldovans and the widespread frustrations with the Russian Orthodox Church's "promotion of pro-Russian interests."
'The Only Option': To Escape War In Ukraine, More Russian Soldiers Are Deserting2
Inside Russia’s Fake Private Mercenary Company Fighting In Ukraine3
Djokovic Serves Up Another Controversy With Davis Cup Song Invoking 'Greater Serbia'4
The Evolution Of Henry Kissinger's Views On Russia And Ukraine5
Fifty Years After The 'Bomb' That Exploded Lies Of Soviet Rule, Solzhenitsyn's Son Recalls Book's Impact6
Russia Seeks To Take Eastern Ukrainian Stronghold 'At Any Cost' As Kyiv Gets Worrying News About Western Support7
Second Train In Days Explodes On Main Russian Railway Line In Siberia8
The Week In Russia: A 'Monstrous' Sign Of The Times9
Live Briefing: Russia Invades Ukraine10
Ukraine Says Apparent Shooting Of Surrendering Soldiers A Russian War Crime