Users of the large news website complain about possible troll attack on the eve of July poll
A combination of market trends and murky political interference has turned the media environment toxic, with only islands of professionalism remaining
Manzo: if you're on a meat diet & Cozy cocktails out of the tourist traps & Where Asia meets Bulgaria
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
The selection of Ivan Geshev as the next Prosecutor General will likely go unopposed, triggering seven more wasted years on the anti-corruption front and even more blatant institutional abuse of power.
Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party
Most of their owners are semi-anonymous, print media lose ad revenue and sell their content to the highest bidder
The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign
So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?
A film production company is set to buy half of the newspaper business of the Bulgarian media mogul
Will recent measures restore public trust in government regulation?
Outside of the two major television channels, almost all Bulgarian media companies are operating at a loss or generate very low profits
In a verbal spat between General Rumen Radev, a former fighter pilot, and General Boyko Borissov, a former fireman, the rarely mentioned name of business mogul Delyan Peevski emerged but that may not amount to much
Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the EU is likely to run well but corruption, ultra-nationalists and language used by PM Boyko Borissov could spoil it all.
Bulgaria remains a state captured by strong economic interests exerting systemic influence over key bodies in the administration and the judiciary