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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)


Ursula von der Leyen in Plovdiv, or "In Bulgaria, EPP is GERB"

Ursula von der Leyen in Plovdiv, or "In Bulgaria, EPP is GERB"

The leading candidate of the largest European party visited Boyko Borissov at a GERB election event in Plovdiv


The week: Fly, don't float - Bulgaria enters Schengen

The week: Fly, don't float - Bulgaria enters Schengen

Schengen entry is upon us, Who wants to be a Prime Minister, A very rich church


The week: No country for the old

The week: No country for the old

The young have made it through, The rotation is now a centrifuge, Bulgarian football goes for old



Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church controls a vast number of properties and hundreds of millions of levs, but most importantly - exerts influence over millions of laymen


The week: The trick with the migrant scare

The week: The trick with the migrant scare

Don’t let the news fool you, How flat should a tax be, and a Bishop dreams of heading the Church



An (un)holy audit

An (un)holy audit

A rare financial inspection by the Revenue agency created consternation within the Bulgarian Orthodox Church



The week: Gooood morning Vietnam!

The week: Gooood morning Vietnam!

Back in Vietnam, We are not harassing Austria, Why is Sofia lonely



The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

Russian oil derogation shenanigans, Bulgarian PISA tower crumbles, good times for bankers and farmers


The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

Tremors in the coalition, Budget is in, Mihailov is out and Zakharova is pissed


The week: The black-hole constellation

The week: The black-hole constellation

New mayors are in - money is out, who owns the Interior Minister and more chess champions



The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

One EU instrument which actually works, Wars bring the Balkans closer, The 6 centers of Bulgaria


The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

Who’s going to run the cities, is there a Recovery Plan at all, what is a Russian-born oligarch doing in Plovdiv



What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?