On the Bulgarian border they die
De Groene Amsterdammer, 4 November 2015For a few minutes it was world news: Bulgarian border police had shot dead an asylum seeker from Afghanistan.
Every month 100 new churches
Trouw, 2 January 2014In Romania the relations between church and state are warm. Too warm, according to some. "A lot of government money goes to the Romanian Orthodox church. The church uses that money to strengthen it's own position."
Self-immolation out of despair
Trouw, 27 March 2013Bulgarians with problems don't have access to therapy.
Socialist art as a connection to the past
Trouw, 10 September 2011In Bulgaria, communists have never given up on power.
Greek businesses fall down by the dozen
Trouw, 13 July 2011They have to pay their foreign suppliers in cash, while their customers ignore their bills for six months. And banks no longer give credit. If necessary, Greek businessmen loan money on their mother's house. Without much success. The wheels of bankruptcy are spinning.
Romanian civil servants prepare for a severe winter
Trouw, 7 October 2010It is cold for the time of the year in Bucharest. The sky is grey and a raw wind blows through the dirty streets of the old centre. Nobody can ignore it any longer: Romania is in a deep crisis.
'Bulgaria defies human rights'
Trouw, 22 July 2010The man in the photograph stares frightened into the camera. His right eye is swollen. At other pictures he shows bruises on his hands, arms, buttocks and back. It's the result of five hours of 'interrogating' by the Bulgarian police.
'Soon we'll die from hunger'
Trouw, 6 May 2010The Greeks are angry. Angry with their government, angry with the world around them and angry with themselves. Wednesday all over Greece Greeks took to the streets to show their anger. Public institutions stayed closed; hospitals and public transport worked Sunday shifts.
Why Bulgaria has image issues in the Netherlands
Novinite.com/Sofia News Agency, 28 January 2010Reading the Dutch Survey it seems the relations between Bulgaria and the Netherlands couldn't be warmer. In Dutch media and society however, the image of Bulgaria can do with some serious polishing.
Hardly anybody speaks out against Galevi brothers
Trouw, 3 July 2009Some shady characters participate in Bulgaria's elections, on Sunday. Like Galev en Hristov, suspected of racketeering