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Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


The loneliest summer

The loneliest summer

While small towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoy the return of domestic tourists, large resorts traditionally relying on foreigner visitors look deserted


What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.


Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


Seven days that shook Bulgaria

Seven days that shook Bulgaria

How a rubber boat landing on a Burgas beach caused a chain of events that led to protests across Bulgaria


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


A coastal city willing to grow

A coastal city willing to grow

Life is boiling in Burgas only during summer


New hotels, new niches, new faces

New hotels, new niches, new faces

At least five large resorts are set to open this year


Cruel summer

Cruel summer

For the first time in years, fewer visitors will stay at Bulgarian seaside resorts


Bristol writer Tom Phillips: Coming to Bulgaria? Don‘t worry, relax.

Bristol writer Tom Phillips: Coming to Bulgaria? Don‘t worry, relax.

Travelling is the new rock n roll


Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

The growth in activity and prices has noticeably slowed but there are no indications of a drop


Meet the cities: The northern island

Meet the cities: The northern island

In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


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.