Bulgaria

Pomak Muslims still live in Greek and Bulgarian villages. Left: a bride embarks on her two-day winter wedding in Ribnovo, 210 km from Sofia

The long tragedy of Europe's borderland

25 February 2017 9:00 am

The border between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey has long been a flashpoint. Now, more than ever, says Simon Kuper, it’s a hazardous transit realm for the homeless

Sex behind the scenes at Sofia’s National Palace of Culture

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Garth Greenwell’s debut novel is as dreary and oppressive as the Soviet-era apartment buildings among which it takes place. But…

The beautiful Balkans on horseback

3 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s no better way to see Bulgaria’s mountains

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

Where I’m looking for the next great banking blow-up

15 February 2014 9:00 am

A reader likens me to Dr Pangloss, the quack philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide who insisted that ‘all is for the…

Ed Miliband's immigration nightmare

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Victor Spirescu came to Britain last week looking for work washing cars, but seems to have landed himself with a…

The gorge between Romania and Serbia, known as the Iron Gates of the Danube

The long and winding story of the Danube

14 December 2013 9:00 am

For much of its history the Danube has been a disappointment. It looks so tempting on the map but, far…

Portrait of the week

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that average energy bills would be brought £50 lower through government…

A visit to Bulgaria with Nigel Farage

4 May 2013 9:00 am

I went looking for potential immigrants with Ukip’s leader

Isn’t Germany’s attitude towards Romania a little at odds with the EU project?

9 March 2013 9:00 am

‘Can you imagine anything worse,’ a Hungarian once said to me, ‘than a Slav who thinks he’s Latin?’ He was…