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16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

A 10-million euro PPP between Plovdiv Municipality, America for Bulgaria Foundation and many other organizations has made this historic landmark the best museum in the country


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are often said to be insufficiently engaged civically but some cases prove otherwise


The autumn of everyone’s discontent

The autumn of everyone’s discontent

Protests calling for better conditions for disabled people and higher quality public works, through to demands to "change of the system", have rocked Bulgaria over the past three months, but there seems to be little momentum for snap elections just yet


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Genderi. Bistrishki Tigri. Korpulenten.


You give the EU Presidency a bad name

You give the EU Presidency a bad name

International media focus on Bulgaria during the country’s presidency of the Council of the EU coincides with some ugly scandals that resonate across Europe and tarnish the image of the country which was already far from pristine


Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests


The one thing that frightens him

The one thing that frightens him

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has a weak spot for protests - especially when they target him or touch on sensitive topics


Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Patriotic pop-folk singer, TV host and majoritarian electoral system supporter Slavi Trifonov is moving closer to making the first political reality format in Bulgaria


News Brief

News Brief


Bulgarian race for top UN job

Bulgarian race for top UN job

How Bulgaria missed a fairly good chance for a Bulgarian to head the UN