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Bulgaria

Neo-Nazi Lukov march thwarted

Praise has come in for the banning by Sofia's mayor of the “Lukov March”, an annual march held in tribute to a pro-Nazi general in the Bulgarian capital.

Bulgarian Jewish leader awarded with Order of Civil Merit

Dr. Aleksander Oscar, the President of Shalom Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria has been awarded with the Order of Civil Merit by President Rumen Radev for his outstanding achievements for the development of civil society, the protection of human rights and freedoms, and the strengthening of democratic institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Nine leading Bulgarian universities adopt the IHRA definition

Nine leading Bulgarian universities adopted the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) at a ceremony at the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bulgarian Jews caution against inappropriate Holocaust comparisons

An inappropriate Holocaust comparison by a Bulgarian rapper has led to sharp reactions from the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” and the Bulgarian Medical Association.

Bulgarian Jews condemn antisemitic daubing of Plovdiv synagogue

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”, the country's EJC affiliate, has strongly condemned the daubing of antisemitic graffiti on the oldest operating synagogue in Bulgaria, the Zion Synagogue in the city of Plovdiv.

Alexander Oscar re-elected as president of the Bulgarian Jewish community

Alexander Oscar has been elected to a second four-year term as president of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”, the country's EJC affiliate.

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