The press, citizens and democracy

If Greece is to enter a new era, breaking free of the things that have divided and hurt us over past decades, it will take more than a new structure of the public administration, a new spirit in politics and the reinforcement of democratic institutions. Rebuilding Greece will require a new relationship between citizens and the press.

Tough guy act

Verbal bullying, chest-thumping, crass populism veiled as blunt honesty, and divisive poison: Former alternate health minister Pavlos Polakis pulled out every weapon in the arsenal that defined his time in government.

Irresponsible authority

The murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton on Crete is not your run-of-the-mill case. It will not be considered closed once the guilty party is put away. This case will register in the memory and history of the place where it happened.

Cases like this define and influence behaviors and shape minds. 

There was a flood of reactions to the incident, which was widely reported.

Bulgaria Court Recognises Same-sex Marriage in Landmark Ruling

A Bulgarian court has recognised a marriage between two women who married in France, the first time that a same-sex union has been acknowledged in the conservative country.

After a two-year court battle, Australian-born Cristina Palma has been granted the right to live and work in Bulgaria with her French wife Mariama Dialo, reports Pink News. 

Bulgarian Muslims Condemn Islamophobic Attacks

Bulgaria's Grand Mufti's Office called on the police on Friday to investigate an attack on its office in the capital, Sofia, as a "hate crime".

The windows of the building in central Sofia were smashed with stones by an unknown person on Thursday, three days after swastikas and other hate symbols were scratched onto a mosque in the central town of Karlovo on July 2.

Young woman arrested over child porn released from custody

An 18-year-old woman who had been arrested last week in the region of Halkidiki, northern Greece, on charges of peddling pornographic videos and images of three underage girls, including her 5-year-old half-sister, over the internet, was released conditionally on Thursday pending her trial.