‘What is new in the protest in Bulgaria is that left and right are together’

In the new 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. Something, Ditchev emphasizes, does not serve Bulgaria’s national interest.

This article is part of the Debates Digital project, a series of digitally published content including texts and live discussions by some of the outstanding writers, scholars and public intellectuals who are part of the Debates on Europe network.

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