How Bulgaria is becoming Europe’s lucrative landfill
Bulgarian companies import more and more garbage from abroad, but institutional weaknesses seem to offer some scope for circumventing the EU's strict environmental requirements, reveals this investigation by Capital in Sofia.
Central and Eastern Europe coping badly with “Dieselgate”
Only half of Volkswagen's problematic cars in our country have received a software update.
Voters are politically resignated
Average turnout across the European Union may have been just over 50 percent last May, the highest for two decades. But Bulgaria returned a record low for the country of just 32.64 percent.
The smokescreen of euroscepticism
Bulgaria is now the amalgam of a pro-European ‘façade’ democracy and a latent eastern European oligarchy – a hybrid that is making less and less effort to clean up its image.
The opaque and profitable business around citizenship
In the run up to the European elections domestic scandals can have huge consequences, as their fallout is difficult to predict. It’s even worse if the scandal would have an international dimension. Such could be the case with the business with Bulgarian citizenship, which could embarrass more than one political force. This is why even information which normally should be public is considered a state secret.
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