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Elections 2021: GERB wins the vote but loses power

Elections 2021: GERB wins the vote but loses power

Relatively high voter turnout and mobilization of Bulgarian voters abroad ushered in a fragmented parliament with at least three new anti-status quo forces



Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy




The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Have you ever posted something so stupid and embarrassing on your social media profile that your boss forbade you from posting anything ever again?


Eyes wide shut (no more?)

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model


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?


What a waste

What a waste

A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution


Is it tomorrow yet?

Is it tomorrow yet?

In his new book, Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev looks at the world after the Corona


The loophole of in-house procurement

The loophole of in-house procurement

The in-house procurement procedures – the awarding of public contracts without tenders, has become a favorite way to allocate money in a non-transparent manner


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


Geshev Unchained

Geshev Unchained

The new Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev moved into first gear from the outset, picking fights with oligarchs, rural criminals and even the president himself. Is he aiming at something bigger than just crime busting?


Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Prime Minister Borissov met President Trump in an attempt to align the energy and security interests of the two countries, but trod carefully so as not to infringe upon Russian interests in Bulgaria.


Racist at heart or racist on demand?

Racist at heart or racist on demand?

While international media reacted with surprise to the ugly hate gestures from a group of Bulgarian ultras during an October football game against England, it missed the key local context


Instead of a thousand words

Instead of a thousand words