The continuing conflicts in the Middle East may seem too distant to most East Europeans. Not so to Bulgaria’s arms manufacturers and government, for whom the killings have provided a significant source of income. This article was first published in Serbo-Croatian by Bilten. Last month the Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov made an official visit to Saudi Arabia. The diplomatic meeting was supposed to provide the groundwork for an inter-governmental committee aimed at avoiding double taxation. But the tax agreement and economic cooperation talks were largely seen as support for Riyadh’s attempts to secure ..
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