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A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

Bulgaria’s Recovery plan finally received a green light from the EU. Coal plants get a breather as local energy production takes precedence


What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

Short-term possibilities of the overall European electricity market to reduce its gas demand in the period from 2022-2024




Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Sofia plans to introduce low-emission zones in December 2022.



The "City Lovers" of Bulgaria

The "City Lovers" of Bulgaria

Three stories of active citizens, who have a plan how to make life better for their communities - sponsored by Capital and the British Embassy


The Recovery and Resilience Plan - where does Bulgaria currently stand?

The Recovery and Resilience Plan - where does Bulgaria currently stand?

6 billion euro are awaiting for Sofia to finalize the deal with Brussels




A call to action: a National Plan for Cardiovascular Health is urgently needed

A call to action: a National Plan for Cardiovascular Health is urgently needed

The experts have reached a consensus; the ball is now in the institutions’ court


The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics



TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

The Russian pipeline through Bulgaria received notable support from the state and was built with breathtaking speed - with a cost


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


The beauty of city maps

The beauty of city maps

How open urban data helps make business decisions


No water to clean the garbage

No water to clean the garbage

Many Bulgarian towns live on water rationing and next to piles of imported waste because of intentional neglect by the authorities.


Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Bulgaria’s biggest city on the Danube has great untapped potential for growth but is struggling because of poor connections with Romania, the rest of the country, and the river itself


The Battle for Sofia

The Battle for Sofia

After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova


Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

The new EU Member States are only grudgingly toeing Brussels’ line on climate change