It is with anxiety and anger that we are following the events in Pirogov Hospital, the largest hospital in Bulgaria. It is already difficult enough to protest in this country, but in recent days we have been facing unprecedented repression against the Bulgarian Nurses’ Union (SBMS) and its branch in Pirogov.

To better understand the Bulgarian context, let us specify that ALL the hospitals here have the status of commercial companies and their priority is therefore to generate profit ! The salaries of health staff
depend on the number of patients treated in each hospital. They are therefore paid by the target, which has led to a large number of bad practices and even corruption. All hospitals in Bulgaria, including private...

Communist Party of GreeceOn the 24th of November 2016 in Bulgaria a »Law for the amending and supplementing of the Law which declares the communist regime in Bulgaria as criminal« was voted upon in first reading, which among other things provocatively provides for the prohibition of the use and placement of communist symbols and the removal of symbols, slogans, photographs, signs and other marks or objects...