Prof. Krastyo Petkov passed away

Prof. Krastyo PetkovOn the 23rd of December 2016 Prof. Krastyo Petkov passed away after a long and hard illness.

During the past couple of months he continued his work despite his condition. Even during his last days he kept on bravely fighting his illness, participated in discussions, held lectures, wrote insightful articles on contemporary subjects.


Meeting DIEM25 Spontaneous Collectives (DSC) in Dublin, London and Barcelona: On the importance of face-to-face get togethers and DiEM25’s crucial next steps

Yanis Varoufakis

Europe is a large place and so a movement like DiEM25, that aims to be pan-European, must rely a great deal of the internet and other digital means to link its members and get its campaigns going. The very purpose of the DSCs is to exploit the power of the digital universe to spread the DiEM25 message, to launch ourselves simultaneously in a thousand different towns and spots at once. But when we can gather together, in one room, over a drink, looking into each other’s eyes, the feeling is sweet, the experience wonderful, the possibilities for camaraderie infinite.

Сега не е време за малки стъпки. Време е за смелост

Наоми Клайн

Словото на Наоми Клайнq  произнесено на 5 септември 2015 г. на Фестивал на Опасните идеи в  Австралия,  се помества  по публикацията в сайта "Other News"

What Is The Good Company?

John Kay

 7 August 2015 @JohnKayFT


Okay John, thank you very much for joining us today to discuss the concept that you recently put forward in a column in the Financial Times – the concept of a good corporation, a good company. In your article you mentioned that economic thinking in centre left parties across Europe is in disarray. Where do you think are the problems and what are the weaknesses of current economic thinking?

Bulgaria: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission of IMF

March 13, 2015 A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, or as part of other staff monitoring of economic developments.

The Crisis That Changed Pope Francis / By Paul Vallely /



He was not what she was expecting, in several ways. The man who would one day be Pope Francis had come to hold a service far from the grandeur of the great cathedral of Buenos Aires. He had travelled – taking the subway train and then the bus – to arrive in one of the shanty-towns, which Argentines call villas miserias – misery villages. He had picked his way down crooked and chaotic alleyways, criss-crossed with water pipes and dangling electricity cables, along which open sewers ran as malodorous streams when the rain came. There, amid ramshackle houses of crudely- cemented terracotta breezeblock, he fell into conversation with the middle-aged mother.

Дискриминация в заплащането на източноевропейски и западноевропейски изследователи / Една полемична статия /

Публикувам в блога статията на Michael Galsworthy ,изследовател от Словения, емигрирал в Англия. Тя е посветена на невралгичната тема за дискриминацията в трудовите възнаграждания между източните и западните учени, участващи в съвместни екипи по европейски проекти.

Смятам, че преди началото на новия програмен период /2014-2020 г./ проблемът за двойния стандарт при оценката на труда на експертите, прилаган от ЕК и брюкселската бюрокрация, трябва да намери решение. И то не е чрез временен бонус от 8000 евро ,както предвиждат европейските институции, а зрез обективна оценка на качеството на работата и индивидуалния принос на всеки учен.

Сегашната дискриминационна практика е ентипазарна , а от социално-политическа гледна точка - направо експлоататорска.
/Проф. Кръстьо Петков/

A Christian Peace? by Johan Galtung*

TRANSCEND Media Service, EDITORIAL (Reprinted from " Other News")

What a Christmas gift to all of us from that amazing Pope Francis, his first Message for the World Day of Peace, Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace. A tightly reasoned statement in ten sections; here is an effort to summarize some key points:

Какво е правилно (и неправилно ) в икономикса? /Дани Родрик/

What is wrong (and right) in economics?

By Dani Rodrik*
The World Economics Association recently interviewed me on the state of economics, inquiring about my views on pluralism in the profession. You can find the result on the WEA's newsletter here (the interview starts on page 9). I reproduce it below.

1. How would you briefly state your perspective on economics?