The article was written for Novinite.com by Dimana Doneva, student at AUBG
and former Novinite intern.
"Dear friends and colleagues, this is the Facebook group of the AUBG protest movement against the absurdities in Bulgaria.
AUBG students have also prepared a declaration supporting their colleagues from Sofia University and calling for the resignation of the government.
It is scheduled for Thursday and Friday," one of the organizers of the action in AUBG told the Bulgarian online news agency Dnevnik.
Dimi was our most loyal friend," David Huwiler, President of AUBG, is quoted saying.
Panitza has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions - honorary member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, a recipient of AUBG's honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa, the highest Bulgarian state medal, Stara Planina, Chevalier (Knight) of the French Order of the Legion of Honor, recipient of the Council of Europe's Pro Merito medal.
Panitza is also the chairman and founder of the Free and Democratic Bulgaria Foundation, of Junior Achievement-Bulgaria, among the founders of the American University in Bulgaria, honorary member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, a recipient of AUBG
's honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa, and of the highest Bulgarian state medal, Stara Planina First class.
Turkmen students banned from studying at universities abroad are being allowed by the government to resume their studies at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), RFE/RL's Turkmen Service reports.
The students then tried to transfer to the AUBG, but were prevented from boarding flights to Bulgaria on October 2 and 3.