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Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated



The Great Patriotic Rearmament

The Great Patriotic Rearmament

Despite the pandemic, Bulgaria went on a military spending spree in 2020 – and pledges to continue


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Investors snap up Bulgarian bonds

Investors snap up Bulgarian bonds

Since the start of the year, the Ministry of Finance has been briskly selling government bonds amidst strong investor interest


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


Bulgarian Air Force finally gets on a westbound flight

Bulgarian Air Force finally gets on a westbound flight

The parliament ratified a deal to purchase eight new F-16 US made fighter jets


Players to watch: Borissov’s demoted lieutenant

Players to watch: Borissov’s demoted lieutenant

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the senior lieutenant of GERB leader Boyko Borissov and parliamentary whip, fell from grace in less than three months because of Apartmentgate


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Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

The process of selecting a new jetfighter for the Air Force has demonstrated the Ministry of Defense’s inability to manage complex projects


Rumen Radev steps up his game

Rumen Radev steps up his game

The Bulgarian head of state has grown bolder as he enters the third year of his term but he is still some way from launching a new political project


Bulgarian armed forces on a shopping spree

Bulgarian armed forces on a shopping spree

The government eyes new fighter jets, patrol ships, APCs


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News brief