Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/jn0mps

Bulgaria: Internal Political Situation in Bulgaria

1 January 1982



A file of correspondence and reports concerning the internal political situation in Bulgaria. The documents cover meetings of the Bulgarian Central Committee and National Assembly concerning a new labour code, reforms of the penal system, and developments in the construction industry; and speeches delivered by the Bulgarian leader, Todor Zhivkov, concerning productivity and efficiency in the labour market, and the idleness of youth. Other documents in the file cover concerns over the country's falling birth rate; measures to address rural depopulation; the country's youth movements; moves to study the "corrupting influence" of discotheques in Bulgaria; and measures to strengthen socialist democracy in the country by extending the use of local referendums. The file also includes a despatch examining the characteristics and culture of Bulgarians; a report on a tour of the country's north-east undertaken by the British ambassador, Giles Bullard; and an assessment of Bulgarian cultural policy.

Collection ID
Content from Rabotnichesko Delo © UK Government.; Content from Sofia News © Sofia News Agency,
Content from Rabotnichesko Delo © UK Government.
Content from Sofia News © Sofia News Agency,
Department Reference
ENG 14/1
Document Type
Press and Media
File Reference
FCO 28/4849
NATO documents in this file were removed in accordance with international agreements. The following items have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Rabotnichesko Delo, 03.12.1982, Dispositions Fondamentales Rabotnichesko Delo, 12.07.1982, Ode to Peace BBC Monitoring Summary of World Broadcasts, 31.08.1982, Marriage and divorce Bulgarian Films, A Woman at 33 Bulgarian Films, Bogdan Glishev and Gergana Burdarova Bulgarian Films, Lilyana Kovacheva and Georgi Novakov.
Persons Discussed
Giles Bullard
Todor Zhivkov
Subject Countries
Domestic Politics
Media and Culture
Populations and Social Policy
Published in
United Kingdom


youth tourism housing health services bulgaria construction culture industry law manpower nationality prisons productivity socialism working conditions political ideology domestic politics speeches demographics film economic policies Todor Zhivkov Bulgarian press Media and Culture Populations and Social Policy Bulgarian government Giles Bullard