The current global political situation creates a sense of uncertainty and anxiety
Dr Ahmed Dogan
The birth of Bulgaria’s unifying patriotism in a democratic environment is a unique phenomenon in cultural, historical and political terms. I revere the legacy of Vasil Levski, the apostle of freedom, and what I want to say is the fruit of the seeds he once sowed in the soil of the collective spiritual make-up. This unifying patriotism markedly differs from European and regional nationalisms in that it does not view the ethnic-based nation as an end in itself or a prerequisite for consolidating processes in society to occur.
Britain has chosen to leave the EU at a crucial moment for the world economy and the world trading system. Indications are growing that the continuous integration of global markets for goods and services, as well as of cross-border supply chains, is coming to an end. Moreover, the global trend of negotiating increasingly deep and wide-reaching free-trade agreements (FTAs) also seems to have hit a wall.