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Bulgaria Explained: Why are there so many car accidents in northwestern Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Explained: Why are there so many car accidents in northwestern Bulgaria?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present the second installment of "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"






How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

After an ineffective first lockdown, the government sleepwalked into the second pandemic wave - with deadly consequences


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


A reluctant brotherhood

A reluctant brotherhood

Bulgaria’s attempt to thwart N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid ruins four years of diplomatic efforts and may lead to Sofia’s isolation in Brussels


What a waste

What a waste

A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution


A very serious spy vaudeville

A very serious spy vaudeville

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


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Farewell to wires

Farewell to wires

With labor costs rising, wire harness manufacturers are moving to cheaper destinations


How much has Dr. Ruja pocketed?

How much has Dr. Ruja pocketed?

Until the fall of 2016 the OneCoin scheme earned 3.3 billion euro with a profit of 2 billion euro


The Oligarchs' Coffer

The Oligarchs' Coffer

The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


How the insurance sector avoided a financial crisis

How the insurance sector avoided a financial crisis

The Bulgarian parliament introduced a temporary limit on the compensation paid for emotional distress in case of road accident fatalities