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Elections come round again: GERB's opponents have the momentum

Elections come round again: GERB's opponents have the momentum

This summer’s elections come amidst a flurry of domestic revelations and international sanctions, but will likely reproduce the spring’s fractured parliament - the big question is if the scales may tip further towards change


A very Balkan debacle

A very Balkan debacle

Bulgaria’s blockage of N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid


Is it tomorrow yet?

Is it tomorrow yet?

In his new book, Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev looks at the world after the Corona


THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

At their core, Bulgarians are secularists and believe in democracy


I love the motherland but I hate the state

I love the motherland but I hate the state

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


Three risks to a smooth presidency

Three risks to a smooth presidency

Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the EU is likely to run well but corruption, ultra-nationalists and language used by PM Boyko Borissov could spoil it all.


There’s nothing better in store

There’s nothing better in store

PM Borissov’s third government is still fixated on stability, the momentum for crucial reforms seems to have stalled


The Unholy Trinity

The Unholy Trinity

The three parties from the United Patriots might turn to be the bane of the third Borissov’ government


A calm before the storm?

A calm before the storm?

After a wild ride at the end of 2016, Bulgarian stock market is looking for direction


Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

This is hardly good news for the country as it may lead to instability and turbulence