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The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


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


The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

K Insights 21/4: The two roads ahead for Bulgaria and strike season is upon us


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions


Elections: The Change (indeed) continues

Elections: The Change (indeed) continues

The new We Continue the Change formation becomes the latest frontrunner in Bulgarian politics, while Rumen Radev wins convincingly the first round of the Presidential vote



All you need to know about the Bulgarian elections

All you need to know about the Bulgarian elections

The Kapital Insights articles that will help you catch up before the 14 November 2 in 1 vote


Third time lucky? Bulgaria goes to the polls yet again

Third time lucky? Bulgaria goes to the polls yet again

This Sunday’s Parliamentary and Presidential elections will either break the political stalemate in the country, or deepen it beyond any solution





Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

The movement of popular caretaker ministers Assen Vassilev and Kiril Petkov enters the political fray with a bang - but can it live up to the hype?


Ending with a bang: How the November elections got exciting

Ending with a bang: How the November elections got exciting

The entry of a brand new popular movement and two serious contenders for President Rumen Radev’s office have turned an already unpredictable 2 in 1 vote into a cliffhanger


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: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

GERB, salaries and energy bills all head north


How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present the second installment of "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


Bulgaria enters new Covid wave with no restrictions, few vaccinations and rising deaths

Bulgaria enters new Covid wave with no restrictions, few vaccinations and rising deaths

The caretaker government is reluctant to implement its own anti-pandemic plan, fearing a backlash from business and the public


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


Another parliament (eventually) bites the dust

Another parliament (eventually) bites the dust

With all potential TISP allies withdrawing support for Plamen Nikolov’s cabinet - and the withdrawal of the Prime Minister-nominee himself, new elections are imminent