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Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians


The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Three seas in Sofia; No date for North Macedonia, welcome to the Rhodope mountain train


A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

State bank funding oligarchs, state firms funnelling billions into cartels and secret services loyal to the party rather than the state - these are just part of GERB’s corrupt legacy


Spy saga turning hot?

Spy saga turning hot?

Bulgaria joined Czechia in accusing Russian saboteurs of blowing up arms and munitions factories in the country, but has consistently tried to hide the truth over the past decade


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




Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Telecomunications Company, operating under the Vivacom brand, has rolled out the first version of its 5G network - with limitations in both coverage and capacity


A very Bulgarian spy saga

A very Bulgarian spy saga

Sofia is highly selective when it comes to expelling Russian spies – and its interests in general


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Fast Reads


A very serious spy vaudeville

A very serious spy vaudeville

The latest episodes of the unfolding Bulgarian-Russian spy saga leave a mixed taste


Geshev Unchained

Geshev Unchained

The new Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev moved into first gear from the outset, picking fights with oligarchs, rural criminals and even the president himself. Is he aiming at something bigger than just crime busting?


Seventeen moments of autumn

Seventeen moments of autumn

The recent spate of "spying scandals" involving Russian diplomats and the leader of Bulgaria’s National Russophile Movement Nickolay Malinov are more reminiscent of a bad Soviet-era joke rather than a real espionage drama


Cracks under GERB’s feet

Cracks under GERB’s feet

While local election results seemed to prove that the ruling party has survived a series of scandals and debacles, signs are that control is slipping through Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s fingers


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Fast Reads


Editorial

Editorial