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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





Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane



The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal


Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Bulgaria shifting away from the eurozone and EU funds, strong regulators and energy reform



Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the BFU

Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the BFU

Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the Bulgarian football union


Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

The country does not meet the criterion of inflation but the political differences in the ruling coalition pose a bigger problem