· May, 2007

Stories about Bulgaria from May, 2007

Bulgaria: Prom Season

  25 May 2007

Eternal Remont visits Bulgaria at the height of the prom season: “Even desperately poor families will bankrupt themselves to pay for a fantastic dress and a classic car. Entire convoys of these vehicles roll the streets of Sofia, honking horns and otherwise making a fantastic racket.”

Bulgaria: Rainy Days

  23 May 2007

“Dusty Sofia becomes muddy Sofia,” writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty. But – “While nature is ravaging the capital and the region, politicians are suffering overheating after the end of the elections day for Bulgarian members of the European Parliament.”

Bulgaria: Cyclists Protest

  17 May 2007

In Bulgaria's capital this week, “there wasn't a strike of the drivers, but there was a protest of the cyclists,” Sofia's Hidden Beauty reports.

The EU: “The ‘Balkans’ They Love to Hate”

  17 May 2007

TOL's The nEUrosis critiques a Times’ story on the EU's newest members: “But rather than explaining the situation, the article goes on to provide no explanation or example why Bulgaria and Romania are in such a sordid state. In the same vein, anyone could say the same about any country...

Europe: Balkan Blogs on Eurovision

  14 May 2007

A small roundup of the Eurovision-related posts from the Balkans: Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian writes on the victory for the “new Serbia” and on “a night of belonging”; East Ethnia writes on the complex politics behind this year's Serbian winner Marija Serifovic; Bosnia Vault writes about the contest's youngest participant...

Bulgaria: Recycling

  11 May 2007

Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about recycling in Bulgaria's capital: “Nowadays it's very difficult to make some citizens not to throw their garbage directly from the balconies of their flats – either wrapped in plastic bags or not.”

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