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The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration


Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane




Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal





Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

TISP leader claims he abdicates over N. Macedonia "treachery" and gov’t debt, WCC blames Trifonov’s party for backing off from corruption reforms and trying to feed the road cartel




Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Five years after the first information that the Bulgarian state had seized crypto worth billions of dollars, inside sources and other information from the new cabinet reveal that there were never any bitcoins at all



Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria



Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas



Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Former Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, leftist spearhead Maya Manolova and former TISP cadres are jumping on the "anti-war" bandwagon of Vazrazhdane and BSP with new political factions