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The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it


Bulgarian e-bike makers Leader-96, Eljoy to grow with new investors

Bulgarian e-bike makers Leader-96, Eljoy to grow with new investors

The market in Europe is projected to triple by 2030


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



Resolute Asset Management - global asset manager and advisor

Resolute Asset Management - global asset manager and advisor

The Director and Country Head for Bulgaria of the leading global asset management company talks to KInsights


Why and how a municipality in Bulgaria voted for a full moratorium on wind power

Why and how a municipality in Bulgaria voted for a full moratorium on wind power

An entertainment park about history wanted to stop a 1.2 billion wind project – and then ensure that no other candidates would emerge


How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

With the shuttle service restarting after a six-month hiatus, it now takes 15 minutes to get from the city to the airport - but only if you find the correct information


Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Alternatives to "normal" office spaces have emerged from the last two years stronger than ever and are popping up all over Bulgaria



The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The country has built a good reputation on account of its digital infrastructure, low costs and technical talent, but it’s still being overtaken


Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable

Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable

The bank’s records show an average increase in property prices of 13% y/y in Q1 2022


VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Sofia doesn’t see an increase in deals and other big cities also feel the cooling of the market


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades




The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

Central Asia's transport corridor is getting more important due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine