The newly established anti-graft institution was approved by Parliament last Thursday, but it is already signposted with red flags
Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms
K Insights newsletter 01/09
The shady businessman’s self-imposed exile in Dubai ended abruptly - and surprisingly - last Friday
WCC-DB successfully involved their non-coalition partners from GERB and MRF in their bid to mend the judiciary, but the process has barely started - and can be torpedoed at any point
Build the roads, search for gas in the sea, a Ukrainian hit-list and Lukoil is in for some trouble
Is the second "historic compromise" going to end up like the first?
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 main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote
Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)
Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?
A thunder in the sky of dust
Coal-powered plants with connections to controversial "consultant" Hristo Kovachki are accused of reporting falsified EU carbon allowances
Is the euro coming at all, the Russian assets in Bulgaria are in for a freeze, trouble at the European prosecution