Gerri Peev

The tragedy of the EU’s failed member state

Why is the EU aiding and abetting corruption in Bulgaria?

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (Getty Images)

My father’s faith in communism evaporated during a summer of backbreaking work at the docks on the Black Sea. Like all good young Bulgarian communists, he had to undertake a few months of hard labour during university holidays, unloading cargo before going back to his studies. He saw then the way the economy worked — or didn’t.

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