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Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it



KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


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


Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia



What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

Short-term possibilities of the overall European electricity market to reduce its gas demand in the period from 2022-2024


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost



Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

The shortage is due to terminated supplies from Ukraine and Russia, which are big producers


Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Representatives of the sector believe that the offered price is half the international market price and complain of illegal suspension of exports


Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Exports to Russia and Ukraine account for only 2.4% of Bulgaria’s total, but supply chains have been destroyed


Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

The second-largest Bulgarian city is among the leaders of two rankings – of best tourist destinations in Europe and of small cities most attractive to foreign investors




After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential



The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

Total revenue of the top 50 fastest-growing companies rose by 87% in 2020


The week: Top100 of the biggest Bulgarian companies, Top Court deals with sex and Canadians, Skopje dislikes Bulgarians

The week: Top100 of the biggest Bulgarian companies, Top Court deals with sex and Canadians, Skopje dislikes Bulgarians

K Insights 29/10: Green certificates probably won't be enough