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Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Parliament sabotages the second payment and puts the whole plan at risk by blocking the adoption of four laws and postponing the abolition of regulated electricity prices


The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

Who needs Europe's money? Or a Foreign Minister? Kozloduy gets US nuclear fuel



Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Meanwhile, households will have missed the optimum moment for liberalization because electricity prices are currently at their lowest


Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

The fortnight-old Glavchev cabinet is no longer trying to hide its allegiances



Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

A report to the State Agency for National Security has brought to light the funneling of 11 million levs to shell companies. The main contractor in the project, local construction company GP Group, said it’s not a subject of any ongoing investigation.


A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

Two strange stories from last week converge into one



How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

And Other Problems with the Upcoming Early Vote


The week: Fly, don't float - Bulgaria enters Schengen

The week: Fly, don't float - Bulgaria enters Schengen

Schengen entry is upon us, Who wants to be a Prime Minister, A very rich church


Rotation failed: Another early vote looms

Rotation failed: Another early vote looms

On Sunday, PM-designate Mariya Gabriel announced that she is withdrawing her nomination, GERB and MRF called for elections.



Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church controls a vast number of properties and hundreds of millions of levs, but most importantly - exerts influence over millions of laymen


The week: The trick with the migrant scare

The week: The trick with the migrant scare

Don’t let the news fool you, How flat should a tax be, and a Bishop dreams of heading the Church


Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Internet betting grew by 12% in 2023. Lower taxation of offline betting creates a new market niche.


How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

A new data leak exposes how the Borissov-3 gov’t facilitated the construction of the TurkStream pipeline across Bulgaria against the country’s own interests and EU procurement rules


The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

How GERB sold out to Putin (before the war), Rotation stuck and who designs Beyonce’s clothes in BG