Category Archives: Bulgaria

“We remember the atrocities in Odessa”

October 14, 2017 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a protest action was held in front of the Ukrainian embassy. The immediate reason for the action was the law on education, which infringes the rights of Bulgarians living in Ukraine. However, the protesters approached the issue extensively. On homemade placards they wrote: “Children are killed in the Donbas, innocent people are killed. Wake up. Stop Fascism!”, “Ukraine has no place in the EU”, “We remember the atrocities in Odessa”, “Tribute Poroshenko” and others. Three protest declarations were read. The protest lasted two and a half hours, accompanied by speeches of participants, the singing of patriotic songs and vigilant police guard. At the end of the rally numerous black balls were released into the sky in memory of people killed by the fascist junta during the events in Odessa.
The organizers of the protest were the civil movement for the left association “NDLO”, the movement of Russophiles named after Petko Voyvoda, the movement “Che Guevara” and a number of other leftist groups.
In the final resolution, the rally participants expressed concern about the fate of the Bulgarians living in Ukraine, supported the refusal of Ukrainian Bulgarians to participate in the civil war on the side of Kiev and expressed concern over the preparation of the “law on the occupied territories”, which makes Kiev an aggressor against its own country.
The rally participants urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop lawlessness and stigmatization against their own Ukrainian people, change the policy towards national minorities and, in particular, the Bulgarians, and adhere to the Minsk agreements, which, according to the rally participants, are the only correct way out of the Ukrainian crisis.

An Open Letter by a Picadilly worker in Bulgaria

The workers of one of the largest food retailers in Bulgaria, went on wildcat strikes across the country since 20th of March that mainly took place in Sofia and Varna, after not receiving wages for over months. The company owners and high management are in hiding and refuse to make any explanation to the workers about the wage theft. In Sofia the workers alongside Autonomous Worker’s Union, protested in front of the company’s headquarters and in Varna they occupied the largest store in the chain and then marched to the bank in control of the company’s assets. During their months long struggle the workers of Picadilly joined their forces with the workers of Max Telecom, the miners of Bobov Dol, toilers from Dupnitsa and chemical factory workers from Dimitrovgrad to organize a joint campaign. The first coordinated action of this campaign happened in 5th of September, around 150 workers from different cities marched in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia and raised their voices against the wage theft of their bosses.

Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights

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A months-long investigation which tracked and exposed a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies has resulted in the interrogation and firing of the Bulgarian journalist who first broke the story. This comes as the original report is finally breaking into mainstream international coverage.

Analyse comparative de l’Ukraine et de la Bulgarie par Mitko Hitov

Une analyse comparative de ces pays d’Europe de l’Est est à l’heure actuelle tout ce qu’il y a de plus nécessaire, car dans les conditions de la crise économique mondiale qui va en s’approfondissant, ce sont deux pays qui continuent de chercher leur place dans le cadre des structures géopolitiques globales. Ce processus se déroule parallèlement dans les deux pays, avec une seule distinction, c’est qu’en Ukraine il a lieu avec un retard d’environ 15-20 ans par rapport aux mesures analogues en Bulgarie. En ce sens, l’expérience de notre pays dans ses efforts pour se trouver une nouvelle place dans le monde globalisé est extrêmement utile pour l’Ukraine.

Bulgarian syndical activists launch a campaign for migrant workers support

Bulgaria is well known for low wages and decreasing living standard. Bed living conditions provoke mass labour migration to Western countries. Bulgarian workers often don’t know detailed information about working conditions abroad and become victims of overexploitation.