The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon
K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common
Bulgarian National Radio has something important to tell you
The radio is key in the fight for press freedom but two years of leadership crisis have distracted it from its purpose
Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger
The second cabinet appointed by President Radev this year is notable mostly for its absentees - Finance and Economy ministers Vassilev and Petkov, who will now be entering the political fray
The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget
To party or not to party, that is Kiril Petkov’s question, (some) Covid restrictions, after all, and even more expensive electricity
The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro
Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan
The new owners of Sofia Airport: We have a 100 days plan to change the service
Meridiam fund talks about the fees, the low-cost plans and what will happen with the airport in 10 years time
Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections
The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration
Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?
The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts
Budget revenues rise even during the pandemic
Bulgaria’s budget gap widened in 2020 but the worst forecasts failed to materialize
What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?
"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.
Seven days that shook Bulgaria
How a rubber boat landing on a Burgas beach caused a chain of events that led to protests across Bulgaria
Racist at heart or racist on demand?
While international media reacted with surprise to the ugly hate gestures from a group of Bulgarian ultras during an October football game against England, it missed the key local context
Cracks under GERB’s feet
While local election results seemed to prove that the ruling party has survived a series of scandals and debacles, signs are that control is slipping through Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s fingers
Bulgaria’s new position at the European Commission
The portfolio of Mariya Gabriel comes with vast responsibilities and a considerable budget but no political weight.