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Yordan Sokolov passed away

Yordan Sokolov, a prominent Bulgarian politician, attorney and statesman, passed away today at the age of 83. He was President of the 38th Bulgarian National Assembly and Minister of Internal Affairs in the government of Filip Dimitrov. Yordan Sokolov was one of the most notable persons associated with the Union of the Democratic Forces, the […]

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Sofia Platform organised training for Iraqi MPs and NGO representatives

Sofia Platform in cooperation with UNDP-Iraq organised a training seminar on the topic “Minorities rights and minorities participation and representation in politics. National and local level governance – policies and practices” with the participation of representatives of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and the non-governmental sector in Iraq. The training was […]

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Round-table discussion on EU foreign policy with Federica Mogherini took place in Sofia

Sofia Platform in cooperation with the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria organised an international round table discussion “The EU in a changing global environment: What next for EU’s Neighbours” with think-tank representatives in the framework of EU’s Global Foreign Policy Strategy Review and the review of the […]

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New forms of journalism: working in conflict zones and during an information war

In the context of worrisome statistics and reports, showing worsening media freedom in Bulgaria, new forms of journalism are finding their way into the media landscape. A handful of young freelance journalists create their projects on their own and cover hotspots, the information about which is either scarce or provided only by foreign information services. The […]

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The Transition: Myths and Memories, National Public Opinion Survey

In a national public opinion survey, 25 years of democratic changes in Bulgaria, pollsters interviewed 1200 Bulgarian citizens aged 16 and over. The interviewees represented a cross-section of gender, age and education-levels and came from a representative range of rural, suburban and urban areas. The study was part of the 25 years free Bulgaria initiative […]

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Bulgaria and Turkey today: public lecture with Tuna Kiremitci

Sofia Platform and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey organized a public discussion with Tuna Kiremitci, author and composer from Istanbul, awarded for numerous short films. Popular in Turkey and already published in Bulgarian, Mr. Kiremitci shared his impressions regarding the relations between Bulgaria and Turkey. The event took place on September 1st, 2014 […]