Interview given to the Iranian Labour News Agency about the Romaniann politics after the formation of the centre-right government in December 2020 and about the state and future of Bulgarian-Russian relations in 2021Bulgaria is a NATO and EU member with the corresponding obligations and loyalties — The Persian Bridge of Friendship – Персийският мост на приятелството – Podul Persan al Prieteniei – پل دوستی فارسی
This article was published on 30 October 2020 at the Bulgarian section of the site “The Barricade”.
After the outbreak of the Bulgarian protests in the summer of 2020, the Bulgarian political issues are more and more similar to the Romanian ones. The similarities are not just related to the aspirations of the Bulgarian “middle class” to replace the dinosaurs of the transition through the anti-corruption fight. Nor is it limited to the adoration shared with the Romanian middle class for the “martyr of anti-corruption”, Laura Kovesi, who was driven out of her homeland, but found refuge in the European Prosecutor’s Office in Luxembourg. It does not even reside in the intrusive repetition of the BSP leader, Cornelia Ninova, that in the person of Boyko Borissov she is fighting with the “parallel state”. This term was used by the former strong man in Romanian politics, Liviu Dragnea, to refer to his opponents in the secret services. It is not particularly appropriate for the Bulgarian realities, where Borissov is the center of the system of government, not parallel to it. The general game in Bulgarian politics is increasingly similar to that in Romania in 2017-2019, when the middle class convened mass protests against the ruling Social Democrats, and they responded by making financial gestures to the disadvantaged masses and reducing taxes on consumption.Continue reading
Dacian Cioloş has become the president of the parliamentary group of the macronists în the European parliament. In Romania he is the face of the technocratic vision for governance of the country
This article was published on 25 June 2019 in the newspaper ”Word”.
Dacian Cioloş was the Romanian minister of agriculture (2007-2008), the eurocommissioner for agriculture and rural development (2010-2014) and the prime minister of Romania (2015-2017). On 19 June 2019 Cioloş climbed a new peak, as he became the presidenet of the group Renew Europe in the European Parliament, which unites the people of the French president Emmanuel Macron, the liberal-democrats of Great Britain, the Spanish pro-business party Ciudadanos and other parts from the former liberal group ALDE. The position suits very well the political profile of Cioloş, who is a francophone, married to a French woman and was considered to be ”the second French commissioner”, while he was in the European Commission. Now a new label is attached to the politician – ”the Romanian Macron”.