Articles by: Vladimir Mitev

Two Iranian Studies events in Sofia pledge regional cooperation

Two Iranian Studies events in Sofia pledge regional cooperation

Department of Iranian Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and “Center for Iran, Balkan and Central European Studies” – IBCE, organized a summer school of Iranian Studies and a symposium for the heads of the Iranian Studies Departments from the Balkan and Central European Universities. The vision for a mutually beneficial cooperation stands behind the initiative in times when[Продължение…]

От: 21 септември 2017 English
Riccardo Petrella (photo: Riccardo Petrella)

Riccardo Petrella: Financial dictates led the EU to failure and drove the world to devastation

The former adviser to the European Commission of Jacques Delors, activist for the definition of water as a common good, instead of a commodity, university professor and left intellectual speaks with Baricada, telling the story of the transformation of welfare inspired societies into the main sources of a ”global disorder” and violence – a story of subjugation to a new[Продължение…]

От: 9 септември 2017 English
Macron in Bucharest: Let’s abolish social dumping, so that you could have higher salaries in Romania

Macron in Bucharest: Let’s abolish social dumping, so that you could have higher salaries in Romania

The president of Romania Klaus Iohannis has announced that he is neither a supporter, nor an opponent to the ideas of his French counterpart about a reform in the European rules for the so-called “posted workers”The visit of the French president Emmanuel Macron in the Small Paris – Bucharest, has created great excitement and attention in Romanian media. All day[Продължение…]

От: 25 август 2017 English
The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The renewed attack against the chief of the anti-corruption prosecution Laura Kovesi and the recently appeared tendency for conditional liberation or conditional condemnation of people sentenced for corruption in Romania show that the system reacts to the changes in the external and the internal political balancesThe Romanian fight against corruption reminds of the series “Game of Thrones”, where all the[Продължение…]

От: 28 юли 2017 English
The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

Revolutionary fiscal ideas circulate in Bucharest – starting with replacing the profit tax with a tax upon turnover and ending with the nationalization of the obligatory private pension funds. The proposals are not devoid of logic, in principle. However, the scope of their proposal might not be accomplishing change, but offering the public another scene of the political theatreBulgarian media[Продължение…]

От: 3 юли 2017 English
Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

The Bulgarian head of state made a signal to his European partners that Bulgaria can give the EU added value in the two regions where “it weights” – the Western Balkans and the Black SeaThe big Bulgarian TV networks put the same emphasis upon the visit of president Rumen Radev in Bucharest – that “airplanes are not sausages”. The coloured[Продължение…]

От: 29 юни 2017 English
Reading Marx in Bucharest

Reading Marx in Bucharest

The book “Marxian economic theory” by Dan Chiță invites the left people to get to know their roots“It’s difficult to read Marx. When I read 50 pages by him, I have the feeling that everything I have ever read in Romanian language hasn’t prepared me in any way to understand this author. His text is so dense, so sublime. Marx[Продължение…]

От: 18 юни 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism mean, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much moreThis is the second part of[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism means, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much morePatrick Chalmers is a Scottish journalist[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Caution dominates the forthcoming presidential elections in Iran

Caution dominates the forthcoming presidential elections in Iran

The main question in the race is whether the current president Hassan Rouhani will manage to obtain a second mandate. Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who stirs division at home and apart, was taken away from the competitionThe Iranian state is going to play safe in its presidential election in the new international situation after Donald Trump became the American president. The first[Продължение…]

От: 5 май 2017 English