The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats
Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers
The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?
Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter
Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?
The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling
October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?
After WCC failed to gain sufficient support to form a new cabinet, early elections are the most likely scenario
Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t
TISP leader claims he abdicates over N. Macedonia "treachery" and gov’t debt, WCC blames Trifonov’s party for backing off from corruption reforms and trying to feed the road cartel
The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger
Village life resuscitated, Zelensky finds fighting formula for our coalition and short-haul flights are in jeopardy
The end of the free press is the beginning of wars
Independent journalism in democratic societies is one of the most important barriers to autocracy
The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas
K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns