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  “Incompetence is fascism.” L. Levchev   “Illiterates have to dictate.” Stanislaw Jerzy Lec   The election of the Prosecutor General of Bulgaria at present is comparable to the election of a Procurator of the Roman province of Judea. However, Bulgaria is not Judea, and the Third Rome /Moscow/ is not Rome at all, but a political rebranding of the medieval Golden Horde. Still, the parallels are unavoidable.   The current Chief Procurator, pardon me – Prosecutor, the former Provincial Judge Tsatsarov, like the real Pontius Pilate washed his hands with the proposed candidature of his own creation Ivan Geshev; someone who obtained his degree in law at the Police school. And the latter did not waste any time before stunning the general public with his interview on the so-called

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About Momchil Doychev

Доцент по политически науки, доктор по философия Момчил Дойчев е преподавател в департамент "Политически науки" на Нов български университет. Занимава се с темите: "Преходи към демокрация", "Управление на конфликти", "Политическата коректност и безграничната толерантност като антидемократични идеологии", "Власт, свобода и сигурност" и др.

  On September 3, an event of historic significance occurred. Few have grasped the historic footprint of what should have been a standard diplomatic disagreement between the Russian Embassy in Sofia and the Bulgarian MFA. This date will remain in the annals of history, if not as a marker of the end of the transition from Soviet to European type of self-consciousness in Bulgaria, as the first formal challenge of the Bulgarian authorities to the monopoly of the Soviet narrative on the Soviet-Bulgarian history around and after September 9th, 1944.   The case that triggered the whole story was the exhibition “75 Years since the Liberation of Eastern Europe from Nazism”, organized by the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria, which is part of a major global undertaking by the Russian MFA

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  There are so many problems embedded in Bulgaria’s oldest infrastructure veteran that it comes as a surprise that a new resuscitation attempt is undertaken. The government stubbornly insists it is obliged to continue, since a lot of money has been already spent – over BGN 3 billion. While true, the issue is still, if previous failed attempts have been a flop and decisions made so far found erroneous, why persist without a reasonable chance for a different outcome?   Why does Belene NPP remain a commercially unviable project?   First, nothing in the project’s economy has changed over the last ten years. Its costs have only increased. An estimate of the final tally cannot be made unless binding contracts are signed – construction, procurement, etc. The current project cost

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  The news on the expression of interest from Rosatom, CNNC and the South Korean Hydro Nuclear Company to act as strategic investors in The Belene NPP comes as no surprise. The three companies could have filed a similar non-binding EoI a year ago without risking much, if anything. The other ‘contenders’ serve more a PR purpose, as they deal with the supply of equipment and the purchase of electricity which are irrelevant at this stage. The supplies and the subcontracting parts are sequential to the selection of the strategic investor(s). So are the long-term PPAs that should be executed at a much later stage. Mixing different items into one tender does not make much professional sense. However it is good to make headlines – a proof that there is

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  A recent Eurobarometer survey ranked Bulgarians last among EU citizens with the most depressed European self-awareness. Only 52 per cent of the polled Bulgarians, the lowest figure among all EU countries, felt positive as EU citizens. Further to that – a record 46% answered “no”.   This gives a frightening picture of the failure in the transition period which was meant to help totalitarian Bulgarians convert into European citizens with self-esteem and self-determination.   What are the reasons?   Let’s divide them into two groups – objective and subjective. The first are locked in the objective metering of the degree of convergence between the Central European averages and the Bulgarian indicators for prosperity and security. The Bulgarian citizen does not feel sufficiently converged into the European space; he is


  The interview with the former head of NEC is extremely indicative to all those following closely events in the energy sector. Along with the resentment from his dismissall, Mr. Iliev shares insights that the audience rarely hears.   Few would be surprised that he has been under pressure in the past and at present, including by the employers’ organizations, insisting on this removal. This has been cleverly used by the Movement of Rights and Freedoms, seeking to conceal behind the scene maneuvers with public legitimization. It has become obvious, that while determining the weighted average interest in the employers’ organizations, the interests of the electricity traders are taken to heart.   It is also crystal clear that the dismissal of Peter Iliev comes on the direct orders from the