Borisov and His Cronies Have Lost US Patronage

Sanctions Show Bulgaria’s Strategic Importance in the Region

7 June 2021

Spasimir Domaradzki

Visegrad Insight Fellow

Sanctions imposed by the United States on both prominent and less visible cronies, join the tide of efforts to reveal the corrupted nature of the Bulgarian political regime that has ruled the country since 2001 and has turned Bulgaria into a textbook example of state capture.

The imposition of sanctions on a handful of more and less important but undoubtedly corrupted Bulgarians has created renewed international media attention. This imposition is the second time in two years when the United States issues formal sanctions against Bulgarian citizens.

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Spasimir Domaradzki

Visegrad Insight Fellow

Visegrad Insight Fellow. Researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw and Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Lazarski University in Warsaw.

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