Analysis


    • COVID-19 changes also our vocabulary, new lexicon emerges

      COVID-19 changes also our vocabulary, new lexicon emerges

      In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges, an AP team reported. Newscasts bring word of “hot zones” and “lockdowns.” Conversations are littered with talk of “quarantines” and “isolation.” Leaders urge “social distancing” and “sheltering in place” and “flattening the curve.” In an instant, our vocabulary has changed — just like everything else.

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    • Covid-19: It becomes even more crucial to ‘frontstage’ uncertainty

      Covid-19: It becomes even more crucial to ‘frontstage’ uncertainty

      On 15 April, 2009, a new influenza A virus was first detected in California. About a week later Mexico confirmed 120 infected cases and 20 deaths, and within three months 120 countries all around the world were affected. This pandemic, referred to as the swine flu or H1N1 pandemic, lasted a little over a year, officially ending on 10 August 2010. The H1N1 pandemic affected worldwide 214 countries, causing 18,449 deaths.

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    • Securing a European future for the Western Balkans

      Securing a European future for the Western Balkans

      The advancement of peace, democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law in the Western Balkans region and their future in a strong and reformed EU is critical for the future of our continent and our fellow citizens. However, following the accession of Croatia in July 2013, the enlargement process has been beset by challenges, the progress of reforms remain slow and uneven, sometimes experiencing significant reversals. 

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    • All quiet on the European front

      All quiet on the European front

      One of the major challenges facing the European Union is for the bloc to be respected as a factor in solving global crises. In other words, to qualify for the group of the two widely acknowledged great powers, which in recent years have been joined quite convincingly by China as well.

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    • Attempt to change identity - proletarian instead of European

      Attempt to change identity - proletarian instead of European

      The story of failed communist dictatorship in Eastern Europe has not yet been told in full. There has been talk about separate events, certain facts, but this process has not yet been tracked back, the facts have not been yet analysed in depth, such as mental motivation and moral views that led to the formation of a United Europe as a cognitive paradigm in the minds of people.

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    • We see in a fateful year

      We see in a fateful year

      The incoming year will give us our last chance to make our choice. We will either decide to stay in the old world with its old order and practices and on a low spiritual level or will choose the path of conscience and evolution and ascend to a higher level of spirituality.

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    • It is necessary to reset the political model

      It is necessary to reset the political model

      It is apparent that the current year has been a special benchmark in our political life as it marks a cycle in the development of Bulgaria and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms: 30 years since the start of the transition period and 30 years since the foundation of MRF.

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    • This world needs Europe’s courage

      This world needs Europe’s courage

      Where were you when the Berlin Wall was torn down? All of us in Europe who experienced November 9, 1989 can answer this question. When East and West Germans embraced each other with tears of joy 30 years ago, this did not only spell the end to the division of Germany. When the Wall came down, the Iron Curtain – which had divided our continent for 40 years – was also torn.

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