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Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions


The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?


All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

Who’s who in the caretaker cabinet of Galab Donev and what is at stake for them - and Bulgaria - in the next three months



The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better



The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As


The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Five years after the first information that the Bulgarian state had seized crypto worth billions of dollars, inside sources and other information from the new cabinet reveal that there were never any bitcoins at all


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria



The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

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


Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Ceaseless troubles for the ruling majority; more, yet pricier F-16s on the way & downgraded GDP forecast


What next for Justice reform?

What next for Justice reform?

The besieged cabinet has entered an inter-institutional war with the Prosecution, which has the backing of SJC and the parliamentary opposition




The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out


100 Days in Power: Where is the coalition heading to?

100 Days in Power: Where is the coalition heading to?

Three months into its mandate, the ruling coalition is splintered and facing a myriad of crises and inter-institutional wars


Borissov’s arrest: What we know so far

Borissov’s arrest: What we know so far

The Internal Ministry’s surprise operation against the former PM and high level GERB cadres came just a few hours after the head of the EU Prosecution visited Sofia