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The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state


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



Spy saga turning hot?

Spy saga turning hot?

Bulgaria joined Czechia in accusing Russian saboteurs of blowing up arms and munitions factories in the country, but has consistently tried to hide the truth over the past decade




Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts


A very Bulgarian spy saga

A very Bulgarian spy saga

Sofia is highly selective when it comes to expelling Russian spies – and its interests in general


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A very serious spy vaudeville

A very serious spy vaudeville

The latest episodes of the unfolding Bulgarian-Russian spy saga leave a mixed taste


TOP 12 in arms industry: Slower growth

TOP 12 in arms industry: Slower growth

After a record-breaking 2017, manufacturers and traders reported a downturn. The sector’s profit fell by half in 2018 compared to the previous year


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


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Fast Reads