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Another stalemate looms for Bulgaria

Another stalemate looms for Bulgaria

The next parliament will likely bring no resolution to the ongoing political crisis with 6-8 parties engaging in doomed horsetrading



The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


The week: water, migration, elections and a new King of Britain

The week: water, migration, elections and a new King of Britain

K Insights 9/9: Bursting riverbeds, election apathy, and the Rolex priest warns of materialism



What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

In the next couple of decades, the country does not need a new nuclear capacity; by then it should decide on its nuclear energy’s future



The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.






Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling


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



All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

Who’s who in the caretaker cabinet of Galab Donev and what is at stake for them - and Bulgaria - in the next three months


VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis