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Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty



Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal



The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

Gas and other disasters, rent-a-mob week looms, Ohrid is in from the cold


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Excluding the subway and the garbage plant, substantive improvements have been lacking, even though the city has received 3 billion euro from the EU


16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

A 10-million euro PPP between Plovdiv Municipality, America for Bulgaria Foundation and many other organizations has made this historic landmark the best museum in the country



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When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are often said to be insufficiently engaged civically but some cases prove otherwise


The autumn of everyone’s discontent

The autumn of everyone’s discontent

Protests calling for better conditions for disabled people and higher quality public works, through to demands to "change of the system", have rocked Bulgaria over the past three months, but there seems to be little momentum for snap elections just yet


THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

At their core, Bulgarians are secularists and believe in democracy


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Treti pol. Samoubit. Majko horo


How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

Vote buying in Bulgaria is a sign of clientelism government


Crime in Bulgaria: fears and realities

Crime in Bulgaria: fears and realities

Despite the recent wave of violent crime, the country is not the hellhole described by the media.


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