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A house in Barcelona returns to haunt Boyko Borissov

A house in Barcelona returns to haunt Boyko Borissov

For two years, the State Prosecution kept silent about the Spanish money laundering investigation linked to the former Prime Minister with the excuse that the Catalan police had not sent any intel to Bulgaria. Now two reports have suddenly emerged



Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy


After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential


Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges




A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov

A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov

These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"



The lost decade of Bulgaria

The lost decade of Bulgaria

The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism






What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

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.


Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Investors find safe-haven in REITs


What a waste

What a waste

A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution


Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

The country will continue implementing reforms in the judiciary and in the fight against organized crime and corruption, according to the ECB


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime