Political instability aside, the country has to deal with a fourth Covid wave, inevitable refugee crisis, higher energy bills and more this autumn
K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise
The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent
K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics
Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.
Hodi pesha, Diktaturka and Arbeit, Arbeit, Arbeit
Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime
After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova
There are enough signals that Bulgaria is on the verge of joining the illiberal camp of Hungary and Poland in the EU, yet the government dare not take the final step
So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?
Bulgarian society settles down after the tumultuous transition to democracy
In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased
Bulgarians have a long tradition of mistrusting authority and seeing it as an outside influence, regardless if it is the Ottomans, the Tsar, the Communists or the current democratic regime
Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.
The number of people moving out of the country after it joined the EU did not rise
The authorities need to start looking for new growth engines