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No water to clean the garbage

No water to clean the garbage

Many Bulgarian towns live on water rationing and next to piles of imported waste because of intentional neglect by the authorities.


Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Bulgaria’s biggest city on the Danube has great untapped potential for growth but is struggling because of poor connections with Romania, the rest of the country, and the river itself


The Battle for Sofia

The Battle for Sofia

After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova


Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

The new EU Member States are only grudgingly toeing Brussels’ line on climate change


When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are often said to be insufficiently engaged civically but some cases prove otherwise


Every breath we take

Every breath we take

Sofia still faces a lack of efficient monitoring and initiative among the authorities to battle air pollution


The autumn of everyone’s discontent

The autumn of everyone’s discontent

Protests calling for better conditions for disabled people and higher quality public works, through to demands to "change of the system", have rocked Bulgaria over the past three months, but there seems to be little momentum for snap elections just yet