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The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration




The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

A new cabinet is unlikely to overturn Bulgaria’s position on N. Macedonia’s EU accession


Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

The thinker, writer and ex-Greek finance minister talks to K Insights on the EU and why the Recovery and Resilience package was a mistake


The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

Outstanding issues between Bulgaria and its southwestern neighbor are important, but it is critical to provide infrastructure and a stable business environment for companies


Leading Bulgarian Diplomat: "North Macedonia needs to read the past before burning it"

Leading Bulgarian Diplomat: "North Macedonia needs to read the past before burning it"

Bulgaria’s veto on its neighbor’s accession talks with the EU stems from broken promises on Macedonia’s side but an outcome favorable to both countries is still possible




US company replaces Gazprom as partner in Overgas Inc

US company replaces Gazprom as partner in Overgas Inc

Texas-based Linden Energy acquires 50% of the Bulgarian private natural gas supplier


Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna


The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Three seas in Sofia; No date for North Macedonia, welcome to the Rhodope mountain train


A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

K Insights 19/02: Economy fares better than forecast, why we don't have good trains


It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

Sofia’s decision to re-ignite identity disputes with North Macedonia comes at a sensitive moment, putting more than its good relations with Skopje in jeopardy


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

Bulgaria weathered the first part of the pandemic unexpectedly well but then started failing


Bulgarian Stock Exchange: Enthusiasm dwindles early on

Bulgarian Stock Exchange: Enthusiasm dwindles early on

Eleven Capital to test the mood in March


Bulgarian automobile market: Growing but getting older

Bulgarian automobile market: Growing but getting older

In 2019, the share of diesel engines and vehicles that were more than 20 years old kept increasing


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Oil refinery Lukoil Neftochim Burgas second biggest loser in Southeast Europe