The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act
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
K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise
Relatively high voter turnout and mobilization of Bulgarian voters abroad ushered in a fragmented parliament with at least three new anti-status quo forces
Bulgarian authorities remove a significant barrier to market entry
The price of the deal with Domuschiev brothers’ Advance Media Group tops 300 million euro
An update to the list of transgressions of the powerful that remained buried in the news of protests and pandemics.
How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?
A dubious loan stirred public uproar in April, leading to the quick dismissal of the bank’s management but the new team seems unlikely to fix the systemic problems at the state-owned lender
How a rubber boat landing on a Burgas beach caused a chain of events that led to protests across Bulgaria
Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses
Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes