K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about
The besieged cabinet has entered an inter-institutional war with the Prosecution, which has the backing of SJC and the parliamentary opposition
The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy
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
"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.
The European Commission decided that 13 years of tutoring without progress are enough
Desislava Ivancheva, the ex-mayor of Sofia’s Mladost district, received the heaviest graft sentence in recent Bulgarian history but the authorities’ handling of the case stirred public outrage and sympathy for her.
The seizure of a Libyan oil tanker by the Bulgarian authorities has drawn the country into an international scandal. The case has also shown how easily Bulgarian courts can be circumvented
While the Bulgarian authorities appear to be cracking down on some allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen, oligarchic interests favored by those in power receive a significant economic boost
So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?
Why is Plamen Georgiev not likely to become "Mr. Clean"?