NEWS + ANALYSIS
STEFAN KOLEV

NEWS + ANALYSIS

OVERDUE REVOLT: ON THE PROTESTS IN BULGARIA

August 2, 2013 | by Stefan Kolev

Bulgaria, being a relatively small country at Europe’s periphery, seldom receives wide-spread coverage by international media flagships. On July 24, this was different: alarming pictures of Sofia were omnipresent in European and US media alike. The occasion was doubtlessly alarming: In the night before, the police had exercised severe violence on protesters who had surrounded the building of the national parliament. What is the background of these recent events?

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