Sofia | Francesco Martino | 11 August 2017

The signing of the good-neighbour agreement with Macedonia, long pursued by Bulgaria, is undoubtedly a success for Sofia's diplomacy. However, the practical and long-term effects of the agreements remain to be seen

Bulgaria, anti-immigrant patrols at the border with Turkey

Several groups of self-proclaimed "Bulgarian patriots" are patrolling the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, with no reaction from Sofia's government: their proclaimed goal is to defend their country and the EU from a migrants' "invasion"

The Nativity Church in Arbanasi

Recorded inside the Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi, Bulgaria, by Piergiorgio Pescali

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