Ivaylo Ditchev on Bulgaria

In today’s Debates Digital talk, cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Ditchev gives unique insight into the on-going anti-corruption protests that have spread across Bulgaria since July. What is new about this movement, he says, is that it unites forces from the left and right political spectrum. Meanwhile, prime minister Boyko Borissov’s government is trying everything to divert attention from the protests and has vetoed EU accession talks with North Macedonia. This, Ditchev emphasises, does not serve Bulgaria’s national interest.