The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles
The unenviable task of trying to explain all this
Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?
A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB
Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government
It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.
The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year
The country didn’t break. It was already broken
How Romania overtook Bulgaria
The biggest difference between the two countries is the degree of success in their fight against corruption
The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting
Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do
GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely
The big winners of the vote are the Russophiles from Vazrazhdane, while for the reformist coalition the sum turns out to be less than its parts