· July, 2012

Stories about Bulgaria from July, 2012

Bulgaria: “When You Sack the Person of the Year…”

  16 July 2012

On July 12, the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council dismissed Judge Todorova, the head of the biggest and most powerful union and the winner of the "Person of the Year" prize by the human rights watchdog the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. Todorova's sacking is seen as a politically motivated revenge.

Bulgaria: How to Become a Prostitute in 1888

  10 July 2012

The blog “Живот Мой” (“My Life”) published [bg] the 1888 local legislation on how to become a prostitute in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna. The bill contains the requirements for women willing to become prostitutes; regulations on brothels; health requirements before, during and after being a prostitute; and...

Bulgaria: Budget Expenses in Open Access

  10 July 2012

On July 3, the Bulgarian government voted [bg] for a national roadmap compliant with the Open Government Partnership Initiative requirements. As an integral part of this action plan, the Ministry of Finances launched its transparency plan [bg] and started publishing budget expenses details on an everyday basis.

Bulgaria: “I, the Bulgarian from Macedonia”

  10 July 2012

The Bulgarian news outlet Fakel published [bg] a review of a new book entitled, “I, the Bulgarian from Macedonia.” The book is described as “a terrible, breaking, disgusting story that not only shakes up, startles and stirs our sleeping national conscience, but shifts, collapses and splits with tectonic force all...

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