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Sega - Bulgaria | 12/02/2014

Svetoslav Abrosimov worried about Europe's powder keg

A growing number of people in the Balkans are protesting against the social and political problems there. The current unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina was preceded by protests in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and twenty years after the Yugoslav Wars, Europe's powder keg once more threatens to explode, columnist Svetoslav Abrosimov warns in the daily Sega: "If the present civil protests [in Bosnia and Herzegovina] gain in force, at any moment the spark could ignite in neighbouring Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. Because they all face the same problems. There too, society is divided into two groups - a rich minority and a horribly impoverished majority. The protests could easily lead to social revolutions, because the powder keg is once more filled to the brim. Unfortunately, however, yet again, the only people to profit from a Balkan Spring would be a group of populists. They would pour salt on some very old wounds, and no doubt harm all of Europe."

Sega - Bulgaria | 24/03/2010

Svetoslav Abrosimov on the growing rejection of capitalism

Hatred of capitalism is growing as a result of the crisis, writes Svetoslav Abrosimov in the daily Sega. The columnist compares the situation with the Great Depression of 1929: "As happened back then, states are now being shaken by the crisis that has gone on for two years now and which once again began in the US ... . Entire economic systems have failed as a result - in Iceland, Ireland, Latvia and Greece. The other countries are desperately struggling with the consequences of the crisis. This has stoked up resentment of capitalism ... which in many cases has turned into hatred. So it's not surprising that opinion surveys produce results that would have been schocking only a couple of years ago: polls in Germany show that 80 percent of the former East Germans and 72 percent of the former West Germans would be prepared to live in a socialist state like the former GDR. ... Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall a change of attitude is taking place also among people living in the former socialist countries regarding acceptance of the very capitalism they embraced in the 1990s."

Sega - Bulgaria | 03/12/2009

Hackers raise the profits

In the past hackers were hunted down like criminals but recently computer companies have started to seek their services, the daily Sega observes: "The war between hackers and the rest of the world has become part of everyday life. In the beginning they were harmless rebels. Many of them, however, are now using their skills to cheat companies and banks out of their money. In recent times a new trend can be observed: many companies have decided to take advantage of the services of these 'garage geniuses' instead of putting them behind bars. … In some countries like China there are even hundreds of hacker schools that not only work legally but have turned into a regular industry."

Sega - Bulgaria | 12/01/2009

Greece's new left-wing terrorism

Sega newspaper fears that a new wave of left-wing terrorism is gaining ground in Greece. The "Revolutionary Struggle" movement, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks in December, appears to be the successor of the "17 November" terror group, the paper writes: "Within just a few weeks a new organisation, 'Revolutionary Struggle', has perpetrated bloody attacks on state institutions and security services. Until now little has been discovered about the organisation. Radical youths are said to be behind it, selected and mobilised by the old core of '17 November'. ... These new terrorists are marked by professionalism and agressiveness, and clearly seem to be on good terms with similar organisations, including those outside of Greece. This means we can now expect to see more attacks that will claim the lives of innocent victims."

Sega - Bulgaria | 04/12/2008

ETA not yet defeated

After the arrest in France of Mikel Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, the military leader of the Basque underground organisation ETA, Spanish and French politicians announced that the organisation has been defeated. But it is too early to celebrate, writes Sega newspaper. "If ETA has demonstrated anything over the last 40 years, it is the abilitiy to hastily repair damaged structures. It is only a matter of time before it strikes once more, because the supporters of a moderate solution to the Basque question have lost control over ETA's combat units. A fight for dominance between the military and the political wings of ETA has long been raging, and new combative faces have certainly taken the place of the old guard. ... [And] the political wing of the group, the banned Batasuna organisation, is also unable to contribute to the peacemaking process."

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