Radosveta Vassileva

Radosveta Vassileva is a Bulgarian legal scholar whose research interests encompass EU law and comparative public and private law. She has authored numerous articles for academic journals and opinion pieces for media, such as Euronews, the EUobserver, New Eastern Europe, The Brussels Times, and others. Vassileva maintains a [radosvetavassileva.blog]personal blog dedicated to the rule of law in Bulgaria. She holds a PhD in Law from University College London (UK), a Master’s Degree in Law from Sciences Po Paris (France), a Master’s Degree in Law from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Tufts University (USA). She is currently engaged as a Visiting Research Fellow at Middlesex University London.

Bulgaria’s Deepening Political Crisis: An Opportunity to Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

Radosveta Vassileva


To restore democracy and the rule of law in Bulgaria, one must sideline all toxic actors – from those who inflicted damage on the country’s rule of law to the poisonous lookalikes flooding the political...

The Bulgarian-Macedonian Hala Meets EU Hypocrisy

Radosveta Vassileva


While it is important to look for answers about our common history and try to discern facts from propaganda (both Bulgaria and Macedonia seem to have work to do!), is it not also important to learn to live together despite our diverging heavily politicized points of...

The End of an Autocratic Era? Bulgaria’s New Regular Government

Radosveta Vassileva


Radosveta Vassileva 2021 marked the end of Boyko Borissov’s presence in Bulgaria’s executive as well as his dominance over the country’s parliament. However, did it dismantle Borissov’s autocracy? Far from it!   This year Bulgaria saw three parliamentary...

Snap Parliamentary Elections in July: Civil Society v Bulgaria’s Autocracy

Radosveta Vassileva


Radosveta Vassileva Of course, Boyko Borissov is already complaining that these elections will be unfair and is drawing apocalyptic scenarios that Bulgaria will be taken off its pro-European track if GERB is not in government. Meanwhile, all opposition parties are...

Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria: High Stakes, Uncertain Future

Radosveta Vassileva


Radosveta Vassileva Borissov’s obsession with preventing early elections at all costs and the media manipulations with the help of servile sociologists we are witnessing only evidence fear. However, fear is a bad advisor. The more GERB clings to power like a hungry...