The conference organized by DEBATI.bg and the Pygmalion Foundation entitled “The Policies of Bulgaria in the Euro-Atlantic Reality” attracted a large audience as it offered the opportunity to participate in a discussion on the achievements […]
I met Professor Michael Bar-Zohar for the first time in Brussels, in the European Parliament, in 2011. I participated in the launch of his book dedicated to the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews during the […]
DEBATI.bg has chosen to dedicate its first anniversary to an important part of Bulgarian history, which was brought to international attention to the credit of Professor Bar-Zohar – The salvation of Bulgarian Jews during WW2. […]
The new media DEBATI.bg was launched on June 7, 2017. The official presentation took place at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre in the presence of intellectuals, journalists, university professors, representatives of business and the non-governmental […]
Following the invitation of the MEP Emil Stoyanov the 8 representatives of the Committee on Culture, together with the Chair of the Committee Doris Pack will visit the city of Plovdiv in October. Today […]
In the beginning of November, the European Parliament will welcome representatives of the Bulgarian communities that live abroad. The host of the grand scale conference is the MEP Emil Stoyanov. The conference ‘Policies for the Bulgarians […]
The European debate on Schengen was so intense and strategic for the common European future that it managed to at times push the story of the financial crisis in Greece, Portugal and Ireland to the […]
In the late autumn of 1989, with the collapse of the communist regime, many of my former classmates and friends emigrated because they did not believe in the future of Bulgaria, or more precisely they […]
[lang_bg]Когато реших да се кандидатирам за член на Европейския парламент, много мои приятели ме попитаха как да ми помогнат. Отклонявал съм всички предложения, защото никак не ми се искаше по време на мандата си да бъда заложник на различни интереси. Бях се подготвил вътрешно този период от живота ми да бъде посветен на българската култура и на родния ми Пловдив и не исках да ми пречат каквито и да било уговорки.
Не можах да откажа обаче на трима души, които искаха да напишат по нещо в този блог. На тях бих искал да обърна специално внимание, да изкажа благодарност за тези написани редове.
Известно е, че вече 17-18 години създаденото от мен издателство „Пигмалион”, а по-късно и фондация „Пигмалион” работят последователно по изграждането на европейския образ на Пловдив и на България в немскоезичните страни.[/lang_bg] [lang_en]When I decided to run as a Member of the European Parliament, many of my friends asked me how they could help me. I rejected all proposals because I did not at all want to be a hostage of different interests. I was psychologically prepared that this period of my life would be devoted to the Bulgarian culture and my home town Plovdiv and did not want any arrangements to stand on my way.
I could not, however, give a negative answer to three persons who wanted to write something in this blog. I would like to draw their special attention and to express my gratitude about the written lines.