As Bivol Reported on COVID-19 in Bulgaria, It Found the Pandemic Being Used as a Cover for Corruption


COVID-19 has exacerbated the failings of political leaders in many countries. But in few places has it been as stark as in Bulgaria.

The southeastern European country has long had a reputation for government corruption and, in January, Transparency International named it the most corrupt country in the European Union. But it wasn’t until the coronavirus emerged that citizens, frustrated by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s poor handling of the pandemic, took to the streets in protest.

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