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Guest blog post by Nicolas Tenzer. Tenzer is chairman of the Paris-based Centre for Study and Research for Political Decision (CERAP). Institutions of democratic transparency and judicial independence recast as a “deep state.” A ruling party determined to stand by criminally tainted figures. George Soros invoked as an insidious force fomenting political instability. That description… » read more

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Over the past decade, Bulgaria has without doubt made great strides to rid itself of the image that it was one of the worst offenders worldwide against intellectual property, but has it done enough? Bulgaria is no longer a routine fixture in the Special 301 report, the influential document drafted every year by the US… » read more

After years of sporadic online discussions, the formal founding forum of Bulgaria’s Pirate Party was held in Sofia on April 11 2009. Delegates from 20 Bulgarian towns adopted the articles of constitution and the party’s political programme, the party said in a statement on its website. Like other similar parties world-wide, the Bulgarian Pirate Party… » read more

SOFIA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Bulgarians protested Thursday against planned legal amendments allowing mass monitoring of emails, electronic messages and phone calls to fight crime and corruption. Under the changes to the electronic messages law, approved by parliament at first reading, Internet providers and mobile phone operators would be obliged to provide to police non-stop… » read more

Legislation by the Bulgarian Parliament raising a deposit for European Parliamentary candidates from 15,000 LEVA (€ 7500 approx) to 50,000 LEVA (€ 25,000 approx) came into force on the 3rd of April just in time for the EP election on 7th June. This makes the deposit for candidates wishing to stand for the European Parliament… » read more

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