Justice Minister, judges and NGOs protest against Borislav Sarafov’s appointment
Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out
Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government
Can the coalition live up to its promises, DIY photovoltaics and good news for "Made in BG" cargo drones
In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state
The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism
Over the past 15 years, professional football has turned into a closed system of interests, mired in corruption scandals and deteriorating quality. This might be finally coming to an end.
Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections
The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration
How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer
The government has cleared the last hurdle on the path to the Eurozone’s waiting room by purchasing a 20% stake in the private lender for 140 million levs
Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses
Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes
The recent spate of "spying scandals" involving Russian diplomats and the leader of Bulgaria’s National Russophile Movement Nickolay Malinov are more reminiscent of a bad Soviet-era joke rather than a real espionage drama
Ivan Geshev, a self-described "boy from the city’s suburbs", will become Bulgaria’s next prosecutor general in January. His selection will have dramatic implications for the rule of law
The selection of Ivan Geshev as the next Prosecutor General will likely go unopposed, triggering seven more wasted years on the anti-corruption front and even more blatant institutional abuse of power.
The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies
Valentin Zlatev has been replaced after 20 years at the helm of the Russian company’s operations in the Balkan country