Luka Stanchev, Member of the Board of TI-Bulgaria and one of its founders past away yesterday at the age of 83. He was an active citizen who contributed a lot to our work. His presence in public life significantly exceeded his involvement in our activities.

Founder of the Plovdiv Citizen Club and an active figure in a number of patriotic initiatives linking the whole Balkans – Macedonia, Greece, Albania and Turkey. The legacies he left behind are remarkable – initiating the restoration of the St. Stephen Iron Church in Istanbul, the restoration of the war cemeteries in Macedonia, Tzar Samuil’s memorial and many, many others…

We lost an outstanding person, good-hearted, bright, devoted.

You will be missed, Luka! Rest in peace!