Entrenchment in independent watchdogs and state companies could ensure GERB and MRF remain in power even if they lose the upcoming vote
The European Anti-Fraud office has threatened charges in connection with 6 mln.euro procurement in Sofia. This shows both the potential and the failings of OLAF.
How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer
Before the COVID-19 crisis took center stage a series of crisis seemed to be shaking the government. Now they are conveniently overlooked.
The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.
The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined
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?
Beneficiaries of unlawful forest swaps get minor punishment
The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies
Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party
Bulgarians are often said to be insufficiently engaged civically but some cases prove otherwise
How has hybrid propaganda so easily penetrated Bulgaria’s social space and what does this mean for society and democracy within Bulgaria?
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.
Who are the people to call when trying to decipher the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
The decision of Czech energy group CEZ to put up for sale its Bulgarian assets reveals the unfriendly side of Bulgaria’s investment environment.