About: Tihomira Doncheva
“Peace and quiet,” That is the meaning of the name Tihomira in Bulgarian. Not sure that these words are the best to describe the impulsive Tisha. “I am passionate about a thing and I do my best to obtain it even if I am disappointed after” confides this long brown haired young woman. That’s why in high school, she dropped mathematics from one day to the next for a literature orientation with the new idea to become journalist. A radical change and a new dream for Tihomira and her constant need for challenges. Her passion? Politics. “I have loved politics ever since I can remember myself,” she admits with a glint in her eyes.
Six years before her birth, in 1989, her country, Bulgaria was right in the middle of a “Revolution” and her parents were part of the protest. So, it goes without saying that politics is central for the Doncheva family. No doubt that Tisha has inherited some of the determination of her role models: Her parents, her grand-mother but also a teacher in the last year of high school whose culture satisfied Tihomira’s thirst for knowledge.
But she wanted more, she wanted to live an adventure and discover another way of studying. “You see the ugly sweaters that students are wearing in Anglo-Saxon movies? I dreamt of it, I wanted to be part of this system and to carry heavy books like them when I was a child,” So, Tihomira has left the heat of Bulgaria for the grey city of Aberdeen in the north of Scotland to study Journalism.
After two years, the rose tinted spectacles which made her see European Union perfect were quite faded. “Bulgaria is not that bad actually.” And for Tihomira, the future might be written in Cyrillic…
Kindly written by Anne-Laure de Chalup
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Authors: Ghina Mohsen, Tihomira Doncheva The Spanish region of Valencia has been lavishly spending funds it receives on unnecessary projects leaving the economy in tatters. Now the region is in debt and struggling. The Valencian Community is the land of extremes: a heaven for tourists and a hell for youth unemployment; a skyline made […]
“Oh my God! It is a disaster! Copy paste the same reports. Nothing real.” Carmen* says slightly raising her voice in an attempt to hide her anger. Her irritation is with the institutions. Her reasons: the failure to integrate the Roma people within society. *Carmen Tenasie is the Management Assistant at the European Roma Grassroots […]
When pressure on EU borders resulted in pressure on Europeans’ morals, hatred took advantage, settling down deep within the society. Citizens have thus decided to guard the Fortress of Europe themselves. “When we stop them [the immigrants on the Bulgarian-Turkish border], we explain to them that by trespassing they are breaking Bulgarian laws. We […]
Image: flickr, Khalil Shah The 22-year-old Artūras Vilčiauskas looks handsome in his suit. Unemployed since June, he feels anxious about the job interview today. The Law graduate’s previous confidence for speaking three languages has shrunk to below zero: “If they give me money, they can even call me a clown.” Finding a job is a […]