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Liviu Dragnea (Social Democratic Party, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons)

Why Dragnea got resented?

DNA’s new accusations against the leader of Romanian social democrats unveil the essence of political fight in Romania: technocracy’s supporters – the urban middle class, and unelected institutions such as the anti-corruption prosecution limit the attempts of the corrupted and incompetent political system to create troubles  The news that Romanian social democrat’s leader Liviu Dragnea is accused in a third[Продължение…]

От: 15 ноември 2017 English
Protest against the transfer of contributions towards employeees took placein Bucharestin the beginning of October 2017  (photo: Vladimir Mitev)V

Romania’s economic dream is made of tears

Ruling social democrats intend to transfer the burden of social contributions upon the employees. Labour unions have already planned protests. Social tension is on the rise, because in spite of the incomes’ rise and the economic growth at least 32% of the full-time employees work for minimal salary, and labour is increasingly precarious in many professionsTudose cabinet’s intentions to transfer[Продължение…]

От: 5 ноември 2017 English
Maria Grapini: Romania and Bulgaria must increase their economic, cultural and education exchanges so that they could use the possibilities in EU

Maria Grapini: Romania and Bulgaria must increase their economic, cultural and education exchanges so that they could use the possibilities in EU

The Black Sea macroregion is an initiative which will encourage the economic development of Romania and Bulgaria and means cooperation with all the states in the Black Sea zone to the extent that they respect the signed contracts with the EUMaria Grapini is a member of the European parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats[Продължение…]

От: 26 октомври 2017 English
Lorand Szakacs: The group „Right to the City” fights against stigmatisation of the poor people in Timișoara

Lorand Szakacs: The group „Right to the City” fights against stigmatisation of the poor people in Timișoara

What needs to be done in Romania where the right to housing is an ever more important issue, while homeless people and beggars become more and more in numbers in the richest citiesLorand Szakacs is a member of the group “Right to the City”, which deals with the editing and printing of the “Stradă (Street) Magazine”. The organisation and the[Продължение…]

От: 24 октомври 2017 English
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
One out of five Bulgarians has no adequate access to the healthcare system

One out of five Bulgarians has no adequate access to the healthcare system

The number of Bulgarians without health insurance has increased with 74 000 in 2016 and has reached 1,4 million peopleThe National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has reported in its report for 2016 a minimal surplus of 1,6 million levs with 3,3 billion levs expenditures, while the health system of Bulgaria is sustained through additional payments by the patients themselves. In[Продължение…]

От: 30 август 2017 English
Macron’s arms mission in Bulgaria

Macron’s arms mission in Bulgaria

Boyko Borissov announced that the French president will visit our country because of military business ten days ago. That is why Varna was chosen to host the visit. But it looks like nobody heard the prime minister  The French president Macron dominated the Bulgarian media reports of the last week. But what was most important about his visit remained in[Продължение…]

От: 28 август 2017 English
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Mink Farms – Cruelty on the Edge of the Law

This is an account written about the dark side of animal farming and how, in Bulgaria, lawbreakers simply order new laws when the current regulations are not in their favour, regardless of the fact that those changes lead our country away from all European valuesIn 2015, a large mink farm opened in the village of Madzerito near Stara Zagora.  This[Продължение…]

От: 27 август 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