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Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs


Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

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

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


Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

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


What next for Justice reform?

What next for Justice reform?

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 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



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




Geshev Unchained

Geshev Unchained

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?


A new old gatekeeper of status quo

A new old gatekeeper of status quo

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


Guesthouses for politicians

Guesthouses for politicians

Ahmed Dogan: MRF honorary chairman strikes again in Varna


A Martyr of (Anti)corruption

A Martyr of (Anti)corruption

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.


GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

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


When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption

When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption

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