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The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers



Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Alternatives to "normal" office spaces have emerged from the last two years stronger than ever and are popping up all over Bulgaria


Turning waste plastic into energy

Turning waste plastic into energy

A UK company wants to build an installation for production of electricity and hydrogen in the town of Simitli, Bulgaria



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 week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As


Destination "Silicon Valley"

Destination "Silicon Valley"

Bulgaria Innovation Hub helps Bulgarian companies enter the US market


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Minister of the Environment is the last barrier to the construction of a massive RDF-burning plant by one of Bulgaria’s most controversial businessmen


Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

A new study finds that - unsurprisingly - lack of career opportunities and lower quality of life compared to Western Europe stop emigres from returning


Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

The movement of popular caretaker ministers Assen Vassilev and Kiril Petkov enters the political fray with a bang - but can it live up to the hype?


Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians



What’s the problem with Bulgarian media?

What’s the problem with Bulgarian media?

A combination of market trends and murky political interference has turned the media environment toxic, with only islands of professionalism remaining


What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.


Corruption Watch: When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption...

Corruption Watch: When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption...

Beneficiaries of unlawful forest swaps get minor punishment


Cracks under GERB’s feet

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