Who’s going to run the cities, is there a Recovery Plan at all, what is a Russian-born oligarch doing in Plovdiv
The newly established anti-graft institution was approved by Parliament last Thursday, but it is already signposted with red flags
The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs
The post-election deadlock might consign the country to EU backwater status
The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum
Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not
TISP leader claims he abdicates over N. Macedonia "treachery" and gov’t debt, WCC blames Trifonov’s party for backing off from corruption reforms and trying to feed the road cartel
The besieged cabinet has entered an inter-institutional war with the Prosecution, which has the backing of SJC and the parliamentary opposition
The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem
The honeymoon ends fast for the new government, economic optimism rises
The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy
The new Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev moved into first gear from the outset, picking fights with oligarchs, rural criminals and even the president himself. Is he aiming at something bigger than just crime busting?
Ivan Geshev, a self-described "boy from the city’s suburbs", will become Bulgaria’s next prosecutor general in January. His selection will have dramatic implications for the rule of law
Desislava Ivancheva, the ex-mayor of Sofia’s Mladost district, received the heaviest graft sentence in recent Bulgarian history but the authorities’ handling of the case stirred public outrage and sympathy for her.
A series of real estate scandals involving senior politicians, predominantly from the ruling GERB party or with ties to it, triggered hitherto unseen public outrage and serial resignations. The more profound effects are still to be felt
While the Bulgarian authorities appear to be cracking down on some allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen, oligarchic interests favored by those in power receive a significant economic boost