European defense is a hot topic nowadays and there is a dedicated reflection paper[1] to support consultations among member states in the context of the white paper on the future of Europe, presented in March 2017 by the Commission.   It is important to

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Velizar Shalamanov is a Bulgarian officer, major and politician. From 1984 to 1998 he was consistently an officer in Bulgarian Army divisions, including the Institute for Management Systems to the General Headquarters as a Head of the Military Intelligent Systems Sector and he worked at Intelligence and electronic control division at the Headquarters of Land Forces. Inbetween 1998-2001, he was a Deputy Minister of Defense, responsible for Military Policy, Planning and Integration, as well as a member of the Council of Ministers Security Council and Interagency Committee for NATO Integration. He is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of TEREM EAD. From 2001 to 2009 he worked as an advisor to the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on National Security and Defense, leader of programmes in the Centre for Studies of national security and defense, Head of Research and Development of Information Systems at the Institute for parallel processing of information. Co-founder of George Marshall Association - Bulgaria and “Atlantic” – Association of officers in the reserve. From 2009 to 2012, he was a Director of Co-operation with Nations at the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency, and from January 2013 to January 2017 he was a Director of Co-operation with Customers in the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA). Since February 2017 he is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at BAS. He has written several books on information society issues and over 300 articles in various languages on problems in security sector reforms, information systems, management of change, Euro-Atlantic security. From 2008 to 2010, he was member of the ESRIF (The European Security Research and Innovation Forum). Since December 2016 he is a member of the Civil Conscience Association.

Editor’s note: The full audio recording of the interview with Archbishop Yevstratiy Zoria is available at the end of the article.   In an interview with Bulgaria Analytica, Ukrainian Archbishop Yevstratiy Zoria of the Kyiv Patriarchate states his case as to why Ukraine should and

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  The Eurozone effect   Bulgaria’s entry into NATO is not a betrayal to Russia, but its continued membership is Alexander Dugin Intellectual guru of Russia’s Euro-Asian doctrine   Let’s consider the reference to the Russian threat when achieving the other key goal of Bulgarian

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  He, who speaks of Russia as a threat to Bulgaria is a complete idiot Alexander Dugin   Relations between Bulgaria and Russia go beyond the format of standard bilateral relations. The Kremlin rarely relies on the services of its embassy in Sofia or its


  On September 22, 2017, Sberbank CEO, Herman Gref, announced the state-owned Russian bank plans to withdraw from several European countries. The reason given was pressure from sanctions. According to Gref, “…it is extremely challenging to work under sanctions in Europe.” Under existing European sanctions


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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.

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Димитър Бочев е български писател, политически емигрант в Германия и дългогодишен сътрудник на Радио Свободна Европа. Автор е на току що публикуваната „Несъгласни думи,“ и други книги.

  Three to four years following the Euromaidan protests and Russia’s incursions in Ukraine, Kiev is progressing slightly fiscally and economically, but the country remains poor and mired in corruption, and another backlash against the Ukrainian political elite is brewing. For Ukraine to significantly progress


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The article first published in on 09/25/2017.   As expected, Angela Merkel has convincingly won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany and unofficial, but no less real, leader of the European Union. The mainstream media will again erupt into an orgy of adulation for the