RiskMonitor in the Media

The Way Out as a Process 03.07.2013

Stefan Popov’s analysis focuses on several key aspects of the political crisis that has engulfed the country in the past couple of months: Protests have become a regular part of everyday life; they are not a one-off event which is going to die away any time soon; The citizens refuse to identify with any of the political parties as their representatives; The current parliament lacks any ...

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Constitutional Changes in a Nutshell 26.02.2013

Stefan Popov in "Trud" Daily The changes in the Constitution made so far, though relevant, should not write off the accumulated judicial practice. Any future amendments are possible without convening a Grand National Assembly and drafting a new Constitution. A clear separation of powers, clearly defined responsibilities and establishing a working mechanism of checks and balances seem ...

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The Buddha Case: A Balloon Inflated by the Social Networks 13.02.2013

Interview of Stefan Popov for the Bulgarian National Radio: "Тhis particular case became overly exposed and overly manipulated. I say that at the risk of angering a lot of people but I truly believed that too much attention was paid to the Buddha scenario. I am convinced that if a parliamentary hearing is called for this case, it will have a snowball effect and all kinds of hearings and committee...

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"Reasonable grounds” or Not: the Bus Attack in Burgas 07.02.2013

The announcement of Bulgaria’s interior minister that there are 'reasonable grounds' to believe Hezbollah was behind the bomb attack in Burgas last summer sets the country in for difficult choices ahead. While Bulgaria is called to show clear commitments to global issues related to terrorism, it also faces the challenge of weak institutions, which are responsible for the security ...

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