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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


Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Although highly unlikely, the risk of UK’s departure from the EU without a formal agreement is still looming


What does Bulgaria want from Russia?

What does Bulgaria want from Russia?

Sofia frequently gets humiliated by Kremlin, because it can't formulate its strategic interests


The Mayor with Luminescent Hands

The Mayor with Luminescent Hands

Desislava Ivancheva rose to fame as an anti-status quo mayor of a Sofia district and fell in the first publicity stunt of the newest institution supposed to fight high-level graft in Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Patriotic pop-folk singer, TV host and majoritarian electoral system supporter Slavi Trifonov is moving closer to making the first political reality format in Bulgaria


Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Sofia is set to be a bystander in the process of the UK leaving the EU, although it will be in its epicenter during its presidency of the bloc


Resistance is (almost) futile

Resistance is (almost) futile

There is little hope for a meaningful opposition in the 44th Bulgarian parliament


Right-wing parties’ half-life

Right-wing parties’ half-life

The progressive, anti-corruption parties have not learned their lesson from the elections


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

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


The politics of justice

The politics of justice

Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov uses his unchecked powers to harass politicians, while Bulgarians still wait to see the first successful anti-corruption investigation against a politician


Slavi Trifonov: How to run the country from the TV screen

Slavi Trifonov: How to run the country from the TV screen

A famous TV host wants to change the electoral system in an attempt to root out the existing political class. Majoritarianism will most probably solidify it


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


Does Bulgaria have a post-Brexit economic policy?

Does Bulgaria have a post-Brexit economic policy?

Attempts to lure companies willing to leave the UK is not a top priority for Sofia


Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

This is hardly good news for the country as it may lead to instability and turbulence