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The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest


The week: Catching-up with the neighbors and looking for a lost highway

The week: Catching-up with the neighbors and looking for a lost highway

The decisive month for Bulgaria, how we lost tens of millions on a highway, and whom did Stoichkov meet?


The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins

The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins

Bulgaria inches towards becoming the only continental country outside the free travel zone, but there is still a chance for a last-minute realignment



GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout


The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?


What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.



All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

Who’s who in the caretaker cabinet of Galab Donev and what is at stake for them - and Bulgaria - in the next three months


Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not



October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

After WCC failed to gain sufficient support to form a new cabinet, early elections are the most likely scenario


Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty


Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Without Parliament failing to adopt the relevant legislation, funds under the Recovery Plan will remain blocked.


The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration