According to Russian propaganda, Gorbachev and Yeltsin were CIA agents tasked with destroying the USSR. This narrative, although debunked by the EU’s foreign affairs service, still holds in parts of Russian society; the last President of the USSR and the first...
Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is reshaping how the EU conducts its enlargement policy. That will put additional pressure on Bulgaria to lift its veto on neighbouring North Macedonia's EU accession negotiations.
Vladimir Putin’s 9 May speech was highly anticipated. The general expectation was that he would double down on his war effort in Ukraine and sternly warn the West against further interference in what Russia considers its backyard.
We all thought the job of the UN secretary-general was the ultimate achievement for a senior diplomat with a flawless reputation and outstanding international career. But the body language of Antonio Guterres during his meeting with Vladimir Putin suggests otherwise - that he, in fact, may have the worst job in the world.
On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine. The next day, EU leaders gathered for an extraordinary summit. At that time, they thought the war would only last a few days... This seems like ancient history now.
After launching a dirty war against Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has found himself isolated in the West, but he can still count on international support, including from some of the world's most populous countries.
With Ukraine looking to secure its future, the time is ripe to rethink the future security architecture of a large part of the EU – its Eastern flank, which represents a fragile 'centre' between Russia and Western Europe.
Hell is very close. Mariupol in Ukraine is 765 km from Constanța in Romania, 870 km from Varna in Bulgaria. The city on the shores of the Azov Sea, which once had a population of more than 400,000, has been...
The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, first published in 1921, remains a timeless and unsurpassed anti-war satire. It’s the most translated book of Czech literature. I read it first in Bulgarian when I was nine, although it’s not a children's book. Today I would like to share my favourite dialogue.
Vladimir Putin’s dirty war in Ukraine drags on, much to his annoyance. In the meantime, ideas in the West are multiplying about how to punish him for his despicable aggression, the crimes already committed, and those yet to come.
Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine has entered the third week with no end or victory in sight. No matter how many advances he makes on the ground - at the price of committing massive atrocities - this is a war he cannot win and should not have started in the first place.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, the worst war in Europe since World War II, is only on its fourth day, but it has already powered previously unimaginable political changes, most of which are positive.