Stefan Yanev’s first cabinet exposed many of the previous administration’s flawed practices but failed to fix many of them
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
These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"
K Insights 28/05: Secret services revolt, energy sector on the brink and what’s wrong with the Nuclear Power Plant
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
A new government: big plans and little time; cartels in agriculture; why we're still dependent on Russia
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?
Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the senior lieutenant of GERB leader Boyko Borissov and parliamentary whip, fell from grace in less than three months because of Apartmentgate
The two major political parties clash over their competing visions of a new anti-corruption law
In theory, Sofia has all it takes to claim a leading role: geographical and cultural proximity, contacts, and, not least, EU membership. In practice, Bulgaria is at best an afterthought