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The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

Fighter jets and politics, Bulgaria turning into Belgium, 8 billion leva in state gifts


This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna



Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration



The first Green parliamentary leader: Corruption harms both business and the natural environment

The first Green parliamentary leader: Corruption harms both business and the natural environment

Vladislav Panev, co-chair of the Green Movement that now has its first four MPs, talks Bulgarian oligarchs, the EU Green Recovery plan and their priorities during a probable short-lived Parliament



The outgoing government shuts down the National COVID unit

The outgoing government shuts down the National COVID unit

Why does it matter and what does it mean for the pandemic response in Bulgaria?


No court oversight, no extradition

No court oversight, no extradition

Why EU states ought not to execute European arrest warrants issued by Bulgaria - and how this is related to the lack of reform of the State Prosecution


Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts



Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


A new old gatekeeper of status quo

A new old gatekeeper of status quo

Ivan Geshev, a self-described "boy from the city’s suburbs", will become Bulgaria’s next prosecutor general in January. His selection will have dramatic implications for the rule of law


Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union


New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

The European Central Bank will be conducting an assessment of six lenders starting in November


Players to watch: Fifty shades of Conservatives

Players to watch: Fifty shades of Conservatives

Anti-liberal nativism is the new black on the Bulgarian political scene and this could cause serious trouble after the upcoming elections.


Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?


Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants