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Having been left out of media's coverage and politicians' interest for decades, many farmers are left to fend for themselves, as aid packages offered by the state are limited.
On September 30, two VMRO-BND officials asked the prosecutor to dissolve the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee for “interfering with the judiciary” and engaging in "openly anti-Bulgarian activities."
Bulgaria's parliament and an educational institute named top privacy violators in ‘Big Brother Awards’
The Bulgarian edition of the Big Brother Awards is back as a means of shaming the worst violators of citizens’ privacy.
Many fear that changes to Bulgaria’s Administrative-Procedural Code (APC) are a threat to justice.
Wrongly labeled as ‘foreign agents’, Russian environmentalists face regulatory punishment — and violent threats
Instead of recognition as patriots striving to protect the nature of their homeland, Russian environmentalists get labelled as “foreign agents” by the state, experience pressure, and suffer physical attacks.
Bulgarian environmental activists score important court victory in struggle to #SavePirin National Park
"Great news for @zazemiata + thousands of people protesting against plans to damage #Pirin national park in Bulgaria! #SavePirin"
"Our children and youth are the treasure of the whole country! Let's support the great doctors and nurses, who save our children's lives."
From Graffiti to Politics, Anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi Speech Is Becoming More Visible in Eastern Europe
Activists in the region have been sounding the alarm about increasingly emboldened hate speech against Jewish people and apology for perpetrators of the Holocaust.
"Lukov...was one of the fiercest advocates of Bulgaria’s Nazi-inspired 'Law for the Protection of the Nation' that, among other things, forced the country’s 50,000 Jews to wear yellow stars."
Supporters of Bulgaria's Pirin National Park Protest for Its Protection With Music, Meditation, Running and Even Soup
Those rallying to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site are employing artistic and creative ways to demand that Bulgaria's government roll back its decision allowing more construction in the park.
UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest
Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.
Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.
"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"
The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.
About 2,000 people gathered in the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, demanding judicial reforms. Protests were also held in the cities of Plovdiv and Varna.
Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.
"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
At least seven people were killed in the blast that followed a rail accident in one of the country's most impoverished regions.