The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats
Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers
A step away from Russia’s energy grip, Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector finally launches
On the 1 October the long-awaited gas connection started functioning, meaning that Bulgaria has physical access to alternative gas supplies for the first time
The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?
Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter
PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future
The Bulgarian company started the first nitrile-glove production in Europe and is aimed at taking up the leadership position in the sector
Beating plowshares back into swords
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades
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
The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse
A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As
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