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Catastrophic conditions in the Bulgarian health system

By Anna Rombach, June 5, 2012

The health system in Bulgaria is undergoing a devastating decline as a result of the austerity measures dictated by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Bulgaria: Strikes and protests against layoffs and austerity

By Anna Rombach, December 14, 2011

For the last two weeks, Bulgaria has witnessed widespread protests and an indefinite strike by railway workers.

Pro-European Union, right-wing candidate wins Bulgarian presidency

By Anna Rombach, November 17, 2011

Rosen Plevneliev, the candidate of the right-wing GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) party, won the Bulgarian presidency October 30.

Violence against Roma in Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, October 7, 2011

Bulgaria has recently witnessed violence against Roma for the first time. There were violent demonstrations against the Roma minority in the capital Sofia and 14 other cities, including Plovdiv, Varna and Pleven.

EU stability plan to bring poverty, inflation to Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, May 11, 2011

The European Union is currently using Bulgaria, which has the lowest wages in all of Europe, to set standards that could become a model for all of Europe.

Bulgarian railway workers plan strike

By Anna Rombach, Markus Salzmann, February 26, 2011

The planned rail protest is directed against the drastic cuts being imposed by the Bulgarian government under pressure from the World Bank.

Drastic austerity measures hit Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, January 6, 2011

The international financial and economic crisis has hit the working population particularly hard in Europe’s “poorhouse”―Bulgaria.

Bulgaria: European business calls for harsher measures

By Markus Salzmann, July 20, 2010

The European elite and the IMF are demanding that the Bulgarian government implement the brutal type of cuts already introduced in Romania, Hungary, Latvia and other Eastern European states.

Balkan governments introduce harsh austerity measures

By Markus Salzmann, August 19, 2009

Irrespective of the political composition of the various Balkan state governments, they are uniformly reacting to the economic crisis by shifting the entire burden onto the backs of the broad masses of the population.

Right-wing opposition wins Bulgarian parliamentary election

By Markus Salzmann, July 13, 2009

The right-wing “Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria” won the parliamentary elections held in Bulgaria last Sunday, with the governing coalition led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party suffering a heavy defeat.