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OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Mateusz Seroka, Marta Szpala

December 2020 saw the completion of another part (Bulgaria–Serbia) of the European section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, through which gas has been exported from…

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

On 18 March Bulgaria’s counterintelligence arrested a group of six Bulgarians suspected of spying for Russia. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, five out of the six…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala, Mateusz Seroka

Due to objections from Bulgaria, the EU Council did not adopt the conclusions on the enlargement policy, including the negotiating framework with North Macedonia and Albania…

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

A number of events have taken place in Bulgaria over the past two weeks resulting in a sudden deterioration of Bulgarian-Russian relations. On 3 September, the…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats…

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

On 6 October Viktoria Marinova, a local journalist, was raped and murdered in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse. Since the end of September Marinova had been hosting a local television programme dedicated to investigative journalism.…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

The centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) of Boyko Borisov won the early parliamentary election held on 26th March.

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

The Bulgarian presidential elections have been won by Rumen Radev, a non-party candidate, who ran with the support of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party. 

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

The early parliamentary elections held in Bulgaria will probably not contribute to ending the ongoing year and a half of political instability there.

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

Due to pressure from the EU and increasing criticism from the US, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski announced that the South Stream would be withheld.