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Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process



Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Three Internal Ministry officers have died and one is in critical condition after clashes with traffickers and inadequate training and equipment are to blame


The week: The hypocrisy of the Dutch, The Paper coalition and you can speed for free here

The week: The hypocrisy of the Dutch, The Paper coalition and you can speed for free here

K Insights look at what's going on for the week


The week: Catching-up with the neighbors and looking for a lost highway

The week: Catching-up with the neighbors and looking for a lost highway

The decisive month for Bulgaria, how we lost tens of millions on a highway, and whom did Stoichkov meet?


The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins

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 begins issuing work visas to startups

Bulgaria begins issuing work visas to startups

The initiative provides a fast track for entrepreneurs from abroad to move their innovative businesses to Bulgaria


The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts




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: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?


Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia



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



The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter