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State companies invest in order to give more money to Ahmed Dogan

State companies invest in order to give more money to Ahmed Dogan

Parliament endorses unlimited donations to political parties from individuals and businesses


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Guesthouses for politicians

Guesthouses for politicians

Ahmed Dogan: MRF honorary chairman strikes again in Varna


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


Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Expectations that the May 2019 European Parliament elections would trigger a dramatic crisis of confidence in Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party following the real estate scandal did not materialize


The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The bulgarian tobacco holding controlled by Delyan Peevski has closed all production units but the authorities see no problem


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote


The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev


A dance with anti-liberalism

A dance with anti-liberalism

There are enough signals that Bulgaria is on the verge of joining the illiberal camp of Hungary and Poland in the EU, yet the government dare not take the final step


When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption

When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption

While the Bulgarian authorities appear to be cracking down on some allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen, oligarchic interests favored by those in power receive a significant economic boost


Borissov's thinning bench

Borissov's thinning bench

GERB is unable to put forward new faces to substitute disgruntled ministers


Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgarian politicians helped create Delyan Peevski’s media empire, but now fall prey to its unrestrained influence and his demands


Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Outside of the two major television channels, almost all Bulgarian media companies are operating at a loss or generate very low profits


The Rapid Demise of Bulgartabac

The Rapid Demise of Bulgartabac

Bulgartabac as a case-study in the effects of Bulgaria's politically entangled privatization process: How Delyan Peevski managed to transform the one-time tobacco giant into a midget despite massive state support.


The Airman, the Fireman and the Businessman

The Airman, the Fireman and the Businessman

In a verbal spat between General Rumen Radev, a former fighter pilot, and General Boyko Borissov, a former fireman, the rarely mentioned name of business mogul Delyan Peevski emerged but that may not amount to much


Ten Bulgarians to know in Brussels

Ten Bulgarians to know in Brussels

Who are the people to call when trying to decipher the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU


BAT buys Bulgartabac’s cigarette business

BAT buys Bulgartabac’s cigarette business

The seller is believed to be MP Delyan Peevski, who will get more than 100 million euro


Resistance is (almost) futile

Resistance is (almost) futile

There is little hope for a meaningful opposition in the 44th Bulgarian parliament