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The Bulgarian Community and Culture Association "Rodina" is the focal point for Bulgarians and the Bulgarian culture in Sydney and New South Wales.  We organise regular BBQs, dances and social events as well as support the Bulgarian School in Sydney.  Our community includes people with Bulgarian heritage, partners of Bulgarians and people interested in the Bulgarian Culture.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  We also provide orientation and help for Bulgarians newly arrived in Sydney and New South Wales.

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Bulgaria's President Denies Being Backed by Economic Circle
Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has denied claims of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov that he was advised by so-called "Capital" circle to include him in the cabinet.

Plevneliev was Regional Development Minister before running for President on behalf of Borisov's GERB party in 2011.  Left-wing parties accuse him of being part of the Capital Circle, a network of businessmen, scholars, pollsters and journalists allegedly plotting to get a tight grip on the state. 

Borisov said in a Monday interview that Plevneliev had been one of several ministers whose names had been proposed by the "circle". 

Others include the former ministers of energy (Traycho Traykov is now running for President), finance, and environment. 

If there is something true in the personal participation of the Capital circle in Borisov's first cabinet (2009-2013), this means "backroom games in Bulgaria have indeed triumphed," Rosen Plevneliev argued in response. 

"I am no part of back-room games and have never been.  The Prime Minister had better remember I was one of the members of the economic team GERB [Borisov's party] in 2009," he added, quoted by the BNR, in an apparent reference to the time GERB had not already won the July 2009 general election. 

He also recalled his record before joining the executive, having become Investor of the Year in 2008 and a member of a number of industrial chambers and organizations. 

Plevneliev is not running for a second term of office. 

In 2009, when asked by daily 24 Chasa whether the so-called Capital circle had interfered in the choice of ministers, Borisov had fervently denied. 

The incumbent head of state, whose term of office expires in January and who has been at odds with Borisov over numerous issues this year, also commented:

"Every interview of [Borisov] is [different], maybe we will hear something different in the next one, but what matters to me is that an attempt is being made in the heat of the presidential campaign to make sure citizens will not hear [any debate on] important issues."

"I am the only Bulgarian politician of the [democratic] transition who stood up with an exceptionally effective solution against the interest of the oligarchy," Focus News Agency quotes him as saying and citing the example of the energy efficiency program, of which he was among the strongest backers during his term of office, as an alternative to the so-called Grand Energy Slam, a set of Bulgarian-Russian projects.  .

Europhilia Doesn't Mean Russophobia - Bulgaria's Opposition Presidential Candidate
Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Socialist-backed presidential candidate Rumen Radev has said Bulgaria "should not look on Russia as an enemy."

Radev, who is expected to face the candidate of ruling GERB party in a runoff following November 06's presidential elections, has told Reuters he would pursue a balanced foreign policy, based on national interest while also taking into account Bulgaria's membership in NATO and the EU.

He has made clear Bulgaria's membership in both organizations "has no alternative."

But he has also insisted "anti-Russian rhetoric carries unecessary risks."

Radev has also vowed to work towards lifting sanctions imposed on Russia bu the EU over the conflict in Ukraine.

The presidential candidate has enumerated public sector transparency, judicial reform and online administrative services as areas where imporvemens are needed in order to fight against corruption.

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The Bulgarian Cultural and Social Association "Rodina" promotes Bulgarian culture, traditions and language among the Bulgarian community in NSW.  For over 30 years we have been fostering knowledge and understanding about the Bulgarian culture and history by organising social events, forums, exhibitions, performances and other public initiatives.  We seek to strengthen the social, economic, educational and cultural ties between Australia and Bulgaria.  Therefore, maintaining a close relationship with Australian organisations and institutions in Australia is of significant importance to us.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  Rodina collaborates and co-operates with other Bulgarian and cultural organisations in Australia.