The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles
The unenviable task of trying to explain all this
Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?
A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB
The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won
K Insights newsletter 26/05
Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government
It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.
The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year
The country didn’t break. It was already broken
The board is set, the pieces are moving: will there be a cabinet?
Borissov seems to be dictating the pace of the negotiations, WCC is trying to outmaneuver him, but might end up playing into his hands
The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting
Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do
"Unconventional proposal." Are GERB and WCC-DB working towards a gov’t?
In a sign of goodwill, the leaders of the two factions met for the first time on Tuesday, but a breakthrough remains far off
The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities
K Insights newsletter: 21/04
The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna
K Insights newsletter 07/04
GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely
The big winners of the vote are the Russophiles from Vazrazhdane, while for the reformist coalition the sum turns out to be less than its parts