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The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

Who’s going to run the cities, is there a Recovery Plan at all, what is a Russian-born oligarch doing in Plovdiv



The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

How not to lose another decade


100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms


How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

The lack of control and sanctions to enforce the right-of-way for pedestrians at crosswalks lead to less revenue for the state - and more casualties



Bulgaria’s 100 largest companies: record revenue and profits for 2022

Bulgaria’s 100 largest companies: record revenue and profits for 2022

The Ukraine war has pushed the turnover of the companies in the K100 ranking to BGN 132 billion, or 60% up on the year before


The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability



The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

K Insights newsletter 01/09


The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

Alexey Petrov - founder of Lev Ins, which insured the reconstruction of Camp Nou, was a visible remnant of the 90s and a key figure in business and politics




What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

The government is preparing a final recovery plan proposal and is now planning to close 800 MW of coal-fired capacity and limit the capacity of Maritsa East TPPS by 30%


A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A working group in the EU Council removed a controversial clause that required the strict regulation of essential oils as chemicals, but the final text of the legislation still pends approval


To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

All you need to know - from Vazrazhdane’s referendum to Assen Vassilev’s parallel currency idea


How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

Although Bulgarian music often imitates Western trends, in recent times revered artists have tried to reconnect with their audiences by demonstrating mistrust in democracy and liberal values


Angela Rodel: "The past can become dangerous when it becomes collectivized, shallow and sold back as propaganda"

Angela Rodel: "The past can become dangerous when it becomes collectivized, shallow and sold back as propaganda"

The translator of the award-winning novel by Georgi Gospodinov talks linguistics, the dangers lurking in the collective past and how Bulgaria has changed in the past 20 years


Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

The president of the beleaguered nation is meeting the cabinet, MPs from the ruling majority and his Bulgarian counterpart on his surprise one-day sojourn to Bulgaria