The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins
Bulgaria inches towards becoming the only continental country outside the free travel zone, but there is still a chance for a last-minute realignment
Bulgaria raised 2.5 billion euro through the sale of Eurobonds under favorable conditions in September. The question is what the GERB-led government coalition will do with the money
Eyes wide shut (no more?)
The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model
Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system
The European Commission decided that 13 years of tutoring without progress are enough
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
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
Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?
Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union
Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen
The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign
Why can’t Brussels improve Bulgaria’s judicial system?
The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism designed to improve the judiciary has had no chance of generating meaningful reform in Rоmania and Bulgaria
Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad
Bulgaria and other East European countries still lack institutional frameworks that hold politicians accountable
What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU
Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.
Hristo Ivanov: The anti-corruption warrior
The ex-justice minister is one of the very few Bulgarian ministers who has resigned after realizing he can’t achieve his political goals. Then, he launched his own party to pursue them.