Sofia’s Christmas Ghost

In the eve of the dearest, most bonding and colourful festive days, Sofia looks sad. Pedestrians in a hurry and numerous cars on the roads are heading to the only place where you can feel the Christmas spirit – the yet another mall in the city. No doubt – the commercial centres are spending great efforts and resources to attract more and more clients with delightful and vivid Christmas decorations, events, music and food.

On the other hand, even the humble Christmas market at the centre of Sofia cannot compensate the insufficient, banal and shabby Christmas decoration which the city council puts every year on the same place. Why do the local authorities neglect the importance of good decorations and how come the residents of the city are the ones suffering from this negligence?

Sofia Christmas Tree

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Boris Bonev was born in Sofia and lived 4 years in Paris. He has a bachelor degree in Management from Sofia University and a masters degree in Innovations and Technologies in the Sorbonne, Paris. Interested in all types of rail transportation since his early years, Boris is an active champion for expanding the rail system in Sofia, including metro, trams and urban trains. His dream is to see Sofia as an example for other cities - a modern, green and innovative city, with a well-developed public transportation, high quality infrastructure, competitive infrastructure policy and strict control over the reconstruction works. This would lead to less expenses, more effective city budget and much happier residents. According to Boris, Sofia is not rich enough to afford cheap overhauls and low quality repairs for numerous projects.