Bulgaria

Bulgaria rocked by protests amid coronavirus fears

Analysts say powerful business interests and 'state capture' have led to the current political crisis.

Bulgaria rocked by protests amid coronavirus fears

Bulgaria

How a Syrian Bulgarian wrestler became a 'terror' suspect

Bulgarian authorities accuse Mohammed Abdulqader of fighting in Syria based on photos. His family says he is innocent.

How a Syrian Bulgarian wrestler became a 'terror' suspect

Bulgaria

Ultranationalist party stages anti-government protest in Sofia

Several people detained as Vazrazhdane party rallies against extension of coronavirus lockdown measures.

Ultranationalist party stages anti-government protest in Sofia

Opinion

How the pandemic endorsed leftist politics

And what its exceptional and unexceptional exceptions tell us about the future.

Jana Tsoneva

by Jana Tsoneva

Jana Tsoneva

Europe

Bulgaria military allowed to use force amid coronavirus curbs

Parliament votes to allow military to help curb the movement of people, with a mandate to use force if necessary.

Bulgaria military allowed to use force amid coronavirus curbs

Bulgaria

Dozens of Bulgarian doctors resign amid COVID-19 crisis

Medical workers cite inadequate protective gear and equipment to treat patients infected with the coronavirus.

Dozens of Bulgarian doctors resign amid COVID-19 crisis

Bulgaria

In the wake of Hanau, an annual neo-Nazi rally is banned in Sofia

Days after a far-right massacre on European soil, activists cautiously welcome efforts to prevent a march in Bulgaria.

In the wake of Hanau, an annual neo-Nazi rally is banned in Sofia

AJ Impact

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

The year 2019 saw record decline in CO2 emitted from electricity generation as renewable sources rose to a new high.

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

Opinion

Russia's spy war in the Balkans

The Balkans have seen an uptick in Russian spy activity. Will this damage relations with Moscow?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Russia

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

Men accused of collecting secrets on elections, energy and security to leave, but Moscow says evidence not presented.

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

People & Power

Beyond the Wall: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope?

Thirty years ago, the Cold War came to an end and Europe was awash with hope, but have the years since been squandered?

People & Power

Europe's Recurring Shame: From Bulgaria to Brussels

People & Power investigates the abuse of people with disabilities at EU-funded care homes across Eastern Europe.

Inside Story

Is NATO still relevant?

Divisions threaten to overshadow 70th birthday celebrations of world's largest military alliance.

AJ Impact

US prosecutors: Lawyer laundered $400m in crypto scam

Defendant claims he was unaware Bulgaria-based OneCoin was a fraudulent operation.

US prosecutors: Lawyer laundered $400m in crypto scam

Bulgaria

Bulgarian football chief quits after racism mars England game

Borislav Mihaylov steps down after after Bulgarian fans taunt black English players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants.

Bulgarian football chief quits after racism mars England game