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Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Fewer working people, decimation of the North, migration as important as death - those are some of the basic lessons from the preliminary results of the demographic study published last week


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




Shaky business: Six risks Bulgaria faces over the coming months

Shaky business: Six risks Bulgaria faces over the coming months

Political instability aside, the country has to deal with a fourth Covid wave, inevitable refugee crisis, higher energy bills and more this autumn


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 golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics


Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.


The words you need to know this month - January 2021 edition

The words you need to know this month - January 2021 edition

Hodi pesha, Diktaturka and Arbeit, Arbeit, Arbeit


Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria appears to be doing Ankara’s bidding


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


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


The Battle for Sofia

The Battle for Sofia

After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova


A dance with anti-liberalism

A dance with anti-liberalism

There are enough signals that Bulgaria is on the verge of joining the illiberal camp of Hungary and Poland in the EU, yet the government dare not take the final step


Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?


The new game in town: normalization

The new game in town: normalization

Bulgarian society settles down after the tumultuous transition to democracy


Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased


I love the motherland but I hate the state

I love the motherland but I hate the state

Bulgarians have a long tradition of mistrusting authority and seeing it as an outside influence, regardless if it is the Ottomans, the Tsar, the Communists or the current democratic regime


What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.