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The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Witch hunter General

Witch hunter General

The selection of Ivan Geshev as the next Prosecutor General will likely go unopposed, triggering seven more wasted years on the anti-corruption front and even more blatant institutional abuse of power.


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

A series of real estate scandals involving senior politicians, predominantly from the ruling GERB party or with ties to it, triggered hitherto unseen public outrage and serial resignations. The more profound effects are still to be felt


The Venezuelan Connection

The Venezuelan Connection

Bulgaria’s national security agency has launched a probe into potential laundering of money from Venezuela via local private lender Investbank


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


Don’t investigate this

Don’t investigate this

Bulgarian authorities ignore embezzlement of EU funds


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


Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


News Briefs

News Briefs


Bulgaria's feckless fight against graft

Bulgaria's feckless fight against graft

Lack of public support, insufficient institutional capacity and political power plays prevent meaningful anti-corruption policy


Reform of the Judiciary? Only if the Prosecutor General allows it

Reform of the Judiciary? Only if the Prosecutor General allows it

Investors in Bulgaria must be constantly on the lookout for whether their company might be stolen by means of documentary fraud, fake proceedings, or a competitor with good ties to the government


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


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.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

SujukGate. Borissov the Polyglot. Valeri the Silencer in Slanchaka.


News Brief

News Brief


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

"Umni i Krasivi". Mercury Retrograde. Tsatsaratura.


The politics of justice

The politics of justice

Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov uses his unchecked powers to harass politicians, while Bulgarians still wait to see the first successful anti-corruption investigation against a politician