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The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

K Insights newsletter: 17/05




Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Finance ministry targets 3.2% GDP growth, sees inflation at 4.8%



Bulgarian economy losing steam

Bulgarian economy losing steam

GDP growth stands at 1.8% y/y in the second quarter, with consumption remaining the primary driver


Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Finance Minister Assen Vassilev presented the framework of his plan for the state finances, which should be ready at the beginning of July


Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

The main growth drivers reached an inflection point in Q1 2023


Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.



How Romania overtook Bulgaria

How Romania overtook Bulgaria

The biggest difference between the two countries is the degree of success in their fight against corruption


What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

Dates and events to follow in 2023


Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Institutions don’t bet on a recession in their forecasts for 2023 but there are problems



The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest



Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget



Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Spanish aircraft and Italian ground troops to reinforce NATO’s flank in the country