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Bulgaria's no-glitch EU Presidency

Bulgaria's no-glitch EU Presidency

Bulgaria completed its six month stint at the helm of the Council of the EU defying its worst critics


Euro-optimism and Euro-fears

Euro-optimism and Euro-fears

Despite Bulgaria’s overriding enthusiasm for the EU membership, public opinion hostile to the EU has begun to take hold


Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Bulgaria and other East European countries still lack institutional frameworks that hold politicians accountable


Five Years After

Five Years After

Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers


FAST READS

FAST READS

Istanbul Convention, Nationalist split, ERM II postponed, Kelner bids for Telenor


Three risks to a smooth presidency

Three risks to a smooth presidency

Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the EU is likely to run well but corruption, ultra-nationalists and language used by PM Boyko Borissov could spoil it all.


What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.


Are emigration trends turning in Bulgaria?

Are emigration trends turning in Bulgaria?

The number of people moving out of the country after it joined the EU did not rise


A state under siege

A state under siege

Bulgaria remains a state captured by strong economic interests exerting systemic influence over key bodies in the administration and the judiciary


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


The Diplomatic Government

The Diplomatic Government

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s third term will be marked by a foreign policy push he will use to dampen criticism against his domestic agenda


The paradox of Borissov's third government

The paradox of Borissov's third government

Without opposition, yet weak and vulnerable


Editorial

Editorial


Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Sofia is set to be a bystander in the process of the UK leaving the EU, although it will be in its epicenter during its presidency of the bloc