US Ambassador to Bulgaria Condemns Attack on Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Chair

US Ambassador Eric Seth Rubin has issued a statement condemning the attack on Krasimir Kanev, the head of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee who on Thursday was subjected to an attack in downtown Sofia.

The statement, sent to Novinite, reads as follows:

Amnesty Accuses Bulgaria of Inciting Violence after Attack on Helsinki Committee Chair

Bulgarian authorities have not only failed to counter the climate of intolerance, but "have actively engaged in inflammatory speech and at times openly encouraged violence," John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe Director, has said.

His words follow the attack on Krasimir Kanev, who heads the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee on Friday.

Italian Legend Roberto Baggio Is Next Participant in Stoichkov's Birthday Show

Legendary Italian footballer Roberto Baggio is the next player to confirm his participation in the show celebrating the 50th birthday of Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov next year.

With the confirmation of Baggio, the number of Ballon d'Or holders to take part in the show has risen to two, with Stoichkov being the other one to have been awarded the prize.