Summary of the book “The Bulgarian-Romanian Political Relations (1944 – 1989)”

The cover of the book “The Bulgarian-Romanian political relations (1944-1989)” (source: The Bridge of Friendship)

The author of the research – Spaska Shumanova gave this summary to the readers of The Bridge of Friendship blog.

The development of the Bulgarian-Romanian political relations from 1944–1989 was influenced by multiple factors. Undoubtedly, the placement of Bulgaria and Romania in the sphere of Soviet influence at the end of the Second World War predetermined the imposition of a certain political regime in these countries, namely Soviet-type socialism. The Communist Party, the central decision-maker for the established state political system, defined the objectives, set the tasks, directed the processes and provided an assessment of the results obtained in all areas of public life in the country, as well as in foreign policy and international activity. Therefore, bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Romania depended directly on the ruling communist parties, and at a later stage they were umbilically linked to the personal perceptions or dissatisfaction of party and state leaders in the two neighboring countries.

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We build bridges for business between Bulgaria and Romania

The logo of the BCCBR (source: BCCBR)

A presentation of the Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria-Romania, which is based in Sofia and Bucharest

Doru Dragomir

This text was given to the blog The Bridge of Friendship by the head of the Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria-Romania Doru Dragomir so that it could be used in a digital book on the Bulgarian-Romanian relations, The book should be published online later this autumn. 

The bilateral chamber of commerce Bulgaria-Romania is an organisation, whose main goal is to support the business communities in Romania and in Bulgaria in their desire to find partners in the two countries, in finding mutually complementing packages of offered products and services and in their promotion on a global scale. 

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Construim poduri de afaceri între România şi Bulgaria

Logo-ul Camerei de Comerţ Bulgaria-România (sursă: BCCBR)

Prezentarea Camerei de Comerţ Bilaterală Bulgaria-România, care este bazată în Sofia şi Bucureşti

Doru Dragomir

Acest text a fost acordat blogului Podul Prieteniei de către directorul BCCBR Doru Dragomir pentru a intra într-o carte digitală despre relaţiile româno-bulgare, editată de blog. Cartea va fi distribuită online această toamnă.

Camera de Comert Bilaterala Bulgaria Romania(BCCBR) este o organizatie non-profit, care are ca principal scop sustinerea comunitatii de afaceri din Romania si Bulgaria in identificarea de parteneri in cele doua tari, crearea de pachete de produse si servicii complementare din cele doua tari care sa fie promovate la nivel Global.

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Строим бизнесмостове между България и Румъния

Логото на двустранната търговска камара “България-Румъния” (снимка: BCCBR)

Представяне на базираната в София и Букурещ двустранна румънско-българска търговска камара

Дору Драгомир

Този текст бе предоставен на блога “Мостът на приятелството” от ръководителя на двустранната търговска камара “България-Румъния” Дору Драгомир с цел да бъде използван в дигитална книга за българго-румънските отношения. Книгата трябва да бъде публикувана онлайн тази есен.

Двустранната търговска камара България-Румъния (BCCBR) е организация с идеална цел, чиято основна задача е да поддържа бизнесобщността в Румъния и в България при намирането на партньори в двете страни, при създаването на допълващи се пакети от предлагани продукти и услуги от двете страни и при рекламирането им на глобално ниво.

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Lina Gergova: In Romania I got to know better the Bulgarianness


Lina Gergova (photo: Lina Gergova)

An interview with the anthropologist from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences about the Bulgarian places and communities in Romania, about the Bulgarian-Romanian relations and about the life in the northern neighbour

Vladimir Mitev

Doctor Lina Gergova works in the section “Anthropology of verbal traditions” of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She was born in Plovdiv in 1981. She has graduated from the University of Plovdiv with degrees in Ethnology, Bugarian Philology and Intercultural Communication. She has a Ph.D. from the former Institute of Folklore Studies in 2009 with a work on the subject of ”Ethnic Stereotypes in Everyday Culture”, which was published thanks to a grant in 2012 (Sofia, Publishing House Paradigma). 

She has specialised in Austria, Italy and Slovakia. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked at the Museum of Estonian Literature in Tartu, thanks to a scholarship from the programme “Marie Curie” – the most prestigious European programme for individual researchers. In 2013 she won the prize “Young scientist of the Academy of Bulgarian Sciences” in the domain of Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity. The researcher has taught courses in the universities of Plovdiv, Sofia and Kaunas (Lithuania). 

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Ruxandra Lambru: I encourage those who have sincere interest towards Bulgaria to overcome their prejudices


Ruxandra Lambru (photo: Ruxandra Lambru)

Ruxandra Lambru from the University of Bucharest is specialised in the Southern Slavic languages. She gave this interview, where she speaks about her experiences as a foreign lector in the universities in Bulgaria and about the academic and interpersonal relations between Romanians and Bulgarians  

Vladimir Mitev

Ruxandra Lambru is a university doctor in the department for Russian and Slavic philology, at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bucharest. She was lector of Romanian languages at the University of Veliko Tarnovo between 2010 and 2017. She knows Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Bulgarian languages. She is interested in linguistics, Slavo-Roman paleography, epigraphy, Southern Slavic languages. As a specialist in Slavic Cyrllic paleography she has collaborated in many of the projects of the Art Institute “George Oprescu” of the National Art University and of the Institute of History “Nicolae Iorga”. 

This interview was published on 17 July 2018 on the Bridge of Friendship blog in Romanian and Bulgarian.

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Căderea guvernului Orban demonstrează încă o dată cât de ”pitorească” este politica românească


Ludovic Orban (foto: YouTube)

Scenariștii serialului ”Urzeala Tronurilor” mai au lucruri de învățat de la politicienii români

Vladimir Mitev

Acest articol a fost publicat pe 10 februarie 2020 pe site-ul ziarului ”Cuvânt”.

Dintotdeauna politica românească s-a distins prin vitalitatea sa. Acolo tot timpul se întâmplă ceva – se fac uniuni, sunt divizări, înțelegeri, ”coabitări” între liderii politici şi partidele din sfera puterii. Iată de ce căderea guvernului Ludovic Orban, urmată de nominalizarea, de către președintele Klaus Iohannis, a aceluiași personaj pentru a face vechiul-noul guvern nu trebuie să mai surprindă pe nimeni. A apărut până și un banc politic. Oamenii din PNL spun: ”Îl propunem pe Orban pentru premier”. Întrebați de ce, aceștia răspund: ”Ca să nu-l votăm”.

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