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Having a fact-based opinion is now a felony in Bulgaria

Having a fact-based opinion is now a felony in Bulgaria

The criminal sentence handed to Capital Weekly investigative journalist Rossen Bossev could serve as a precedent to suppress future journalistic investigations


Rumen Radev steps up his game

Rumen Radev steps up his game

The Bulgarian head of state has grown bolder as he enters the third year of his term but he is still some way from launching a new political project


Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign


Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Bulgarians persistently mistrust institutions

Bulgarians persistently mistrust institutions

Trust subsides down to a close circle of family and friends, while the public sphere is perceived as alien, unreliable, and potentially threatening


You give the EU Presidency a bad name

You give the EU Presidency a bad name

International media focus on Bulgaria during the country’s presidency of the Council of the EU coincides with some ugly scandals that resonate across Europe and tarnish the image of the country which was already far from pristine


Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Bulgaria and other East European countries still lack institutional frameworks that hold politicians accountable


A state under siege

A state under siege

Bulgaria remains a state captured by strong economic interests exerting systemic influence over key bodies in the administration and the judiciary


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Sorosoids vs. Rubladzhii. Brown media. StaLbilnost (StaLbility)