Bulgaria  04/05/11

The second season of patrolling in Hungary

Background of recent events in Gyöngyöspata – an In-Depth analysis by Political Capital....
Bulgaria  01/10/10

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Faces First Vote of No Confidence in Parliament

Bulgaria’s opposition today filed its first motion of no confidence against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his GERB party over the administration’s handling of healthcare policy. ...
Bulgaria  29/09/10

Bulgarian Health Minister Resigns as Medical Crisis Looms

Bulgarian Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova abruptly quit her post today as the country’s healthcare system lurches toward crisis. Borisova gave no explanation for her resignation....
Bulgaria  16/09/10

Anti-Immigrant Prejudice in Central and Eastern Europe

Political Capital's analysis on attitudes toward migrants in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland....
Bulgaria  15/07/10

Bulgarian Prosecutors Charge Former PM Stanishev

Bulgarian prosecutors charged opposition leader and former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev with mishandling seven classified reports that went missing during his term in power....
Bulgaria  13/07/10

Bulgarian Property Market Mired in Financial Crisis

Bulgarian real-estate sales sank 15.5% in the first half of 2010 compared to the first six months of 2009, according to new data from the Bulgarian Registry Agency....
Bulgaria  19/05/10

Bulgaria Derailed from the Fast Track to the Eurozone

The Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) government continues to be stable despite persistent economic troubles and a drop in popularity....
Bulgaria  15/04/10

”Hidden Deficit” Forces Detour in Bulgaria’s Road to the Euro

Bulgaria has abandoned all hope of joining the ERM II exchange-rate mechanism, the waiting room for Eurozone aspirants, in 2010....
Bulgaria  06/04/10

Euro Adoption – Prospects and Threats: BULGARIA

Bulgaria’s hopes for joining the Eurozone may be dashed after officials discovered a "hidden deficit" of BGN 2.12 billion that stems from public-works contracts that the previous government signed....
Bulgaria  06/04/10

Presidential Impeachment Fails

Parliament failed to approve an impeachment motion against Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov by the required two-thirds majority, halting the procedure before it even got off the ground....
Bulgaria  06/04/10

Bulgaria in the Red

Bulgaria’s budget had accumulated a deficit of BGN 499.1 million as of January 31, according to the Finance Ministry’s latest report on the Consolidated Fiscal Program....
Bulgaria  29/03/10

Impeachment of the Bulgarian President

Bulgaria’s right wing-dominated Parliament launched an unprecedented impeachment procedure against Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov on March 26....
Bulgaria  26/03/10

Hungarian/Bulgarian corruption busters – cowboy style

Twenty years after communism collapsed, people in Europe’s Wild East are crying out for justice as politicians – many of them former communists – ransack the public purse with impunity....
Bulgaria  09/03/10

Fight against organized crime boosts government's strength in Bulgaria

Public attention is focused on the special operations against organized crime. These operations will allow GERB to establish a normal chain of command in the security services....
Bulgaria  19/02/10

Alexei Petrov Arrested in Bulgaria

Former State Agency for National Security (SANS) official Alexei Petrov was arrested on February 9 during a special operation codenamed "Octopus"....
Bulgaria  19/02/10

Bulgarian Missile Defence Row

PM Borisov must decide whether to risk angering Russia by deciding to host part of the US’s planned missile defence system....
Bulgaria  19/02/10

Bulgarian GDP Nosedives in 2009

Bulgarian GDP fell 5.1% in 2009 year-on-year – contracting for the first time since 1997, when GDP shrank 5.6%, according to preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI)....
Bulgaria  11/02/10

Back by Popular Demand

The extreme right is in demand - at least in Eastern Europe. That's the conclusion of Political Capital Institute’s Demand for Right-Wing Extremism Index (DEREX), published in Hungarian weekly HVG....
Bulgaria  22/01/10

The first international failure of the Bulgarian government

The government of GERB experienced its first international failure with the poor performance and the followed withdrawal of the initial Bulgarian EU Commissioner-Designate Rumiana Jeleva....
Bulgaria  21/01/10

Public concern about euro introduction in the CEE and Baltic states

Hungarians and Romanians are by far the most enthusiastic about adopting the euro among their CEE and Baltic neighbors. Concern about Europe's common currency is highest in the Baltics, although oppos...

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