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How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

After an ineffective first lockdown, the government sleepwalked into the second pandemic wave - with deadly consequences


A very Balkan debacle

A very Balkan debacle

Bulgaria’s blockage of N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid


It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

Sofia’s decision to re-ignite identity disputes with North Macedonia comes at a sensitive moment, putting more than its good relations with Skopje in jeopardy


History is not always a good guide

History is not always a good guide

How historical disagreements between Bulgaria and North Macedonia overshadowed common geopolitical goals


Macedonia's new name could teach Bulgaria a thing or two

Macedonia's new name could teach Bulgaria a thing or two

Sofia is unhappy that its role in the untying of the Macedonian-Greek Gordian knot has been ignored


The Airman, the Fireman and the Businessman

The Airman, the Fireman and the Businessman

In a verbal spat between General Rumen Radev, a former fighter pilot, and General Boyko Borissov, a former fireman, the rarely mentioned name of business mogul Delyan Peevski emerged but that may not amount to much


Western Balkans on Bulgaria’s mind

Western Balkans on Bulgaria’s mind

Bulgaria’s diplomatic offensive in its neighboring countries is driven by its upcoming EU presidency. It is yet to be seen whether there is anything more beyond the photo ops.


Why is Bulgaria prominently absent in Macedonia?

Why is Bulgaria prominently absent in Macedonia?

In theory, Sofia has all it takes to claim a leading role: geographical and cultural proximity, contacts, and, not least, EU membership. In practice, Bulgaria is at best an afterthought


A calm before the storm?

A calm before the storm?

After a wild ride at the end of 2016, Bulgarian stock market is looking for direction


Bulgaria in Trump’s World

Bulgaria in Trump’s World

The European Union is again tremendously important


Is ex-PM Borissov trying to lose the elections?

Is ex-PM Borissov trying to lose the elections?

The two-time PM may try to repeat the 2013-2014 feat, expecting BSP to fail again