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The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

Friday in news: Attitudes harden in Bulgaria, N. Macedonia as Kiril Petkov announces 18 January Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination as long as I am Prime Minister, Petkov says. There is no commitment to close Maritza East 2, but to cut emissions: Assen Vassilev. More:


The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The regions of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik are a treasure trove for lovers of high-quality locally sourced red wines


The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

K Insights 03/12: top positions still veiled in secrecy, first snow causes no go-slow (surprise)



The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

K Insights 08/10: 6 questions for N.Macedonia, Peevski appears


The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

COVID-19 mortality is still very high, a 30% rise in gas prices



The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise


The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

Fighter jets and politics, Bulgaria turning into Belgium, 8 billion leva in state gifts


Elections 2021, volume 2: Trifonov finally proposes a cabinet (and a Bulgarian-N.Macedonian Space Mission)

Elections 2021, volume 2: Trifonov finally proposes a cabinet (and a Bulgarian-N.Macedonian Space Mission)

With GERB and There is such a people running neck and neck, the showman nominates Simeon II acolyte Nickolay Vassilev for Prime Minister and spurns coalition


Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

The businessman who rocked Bulgaria’s parliament in its final days over allegations of high-level corruption speaks to Capital weekly



After the elections: Final results, mandates and scenarios

After the elections: Final results, mandates and scenarios

Forming a majority in the new parliament will be a Sisyphean task and the role of the President could be crucial in coming months


Elections 2021: GERB wins the vote but loses power

Elections 2021: GERB wins the vote but loses power

Relatively high voter turnout and mobilization of Bulgarian voters abroad ushered in a fragmented parliament with at least three new anti-status quo forces



A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

K Insights 12/02: April will be very busy, and coming up: new debt and a 5000 hp supercar


Setting the scene for 2021: what to expect in the political field

Setting the scene for 2021: what to expect in the political field

Socialist opposition tries to sharpen its teeth, but the surge of smaller parties is promising a fractured parliament


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


GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

A series of real estate scandals involving senior politicians, predominantly from the ruling GERB party or with ties to it, triggered hitherto unseen public outrage and serial resignations. The more profound effects are still to be felt


Rumen Radev steps up his game

Rumen Radev steps up his game

The Bulgarian head of state has grown bolder as he enters the third year of his term but he is still some way from launching a new political project