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On the 1st of May another Bulgarian victim of self-immolation passed away. Since the beginning of 2013 six people self-immolated in Bulgaria, and their desperate acts further ’enflamed our sleeping society’ [1]. Traumatic events demand a response that recognizes their impact rather than one that moves rapidly to forgetting the trauma or incorporating it into… » read more

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Introitus Late January, 2013 marked the onset of the ‘Bulgarian spring,’ as the ‘art of government‘ collided with the force of the public will. Tumultuous events were ignited when post-socialist, post-EU accession Bulgaria was hit by dauntingly high energy bills. Public discontent erupted throughout the country; all major cities lit up by strong mass civil… » read more

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Bulgaria’s constitution includes a wide range of social rights. However, the ‘democratic, law-governed and social state’ has been characterized as ‘chronically incapable of coping with its social problems or improving its level of economic prosperity’. Moreover, the Bulgarian ‘minimal state’ often cannot provide its citizens even with basic necessities, such as food, electricity, central heating,… » read more

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