Sparked by raids on the offices of the Bulgarian president Rumen Radev in July, after mounting dissatisfaction with the Borisov government, the ongoing protests in the country express broad resentment towards a powerful clique whose corrupt methods hark back to the criminal 1990s.
Educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford; visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Specialized in Paris, Moscow and Vienna. Professor of Politics at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Media analyst. Activist, Founding Member of the Green Movement in Bulgaria. Moderately famous rock star. Latest book, Spirit of the Age: How did we get from Love Me Do to Donald Trump? Forthcoming in Bulgarian by end October 2020; English version expected by end of May 2021.