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Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Global events hit the financial performance of public companies, shrink factory production and effectively cut down state revenue


The week: Going nuclear (again)

The week: Going nuclear (again)

The new Bulgarian mega-dream, eurozone delayed, Nexo comes back with a vengeance


Turning low-carbon farming into a source of income

Turning low-carbon farming into a source of income

MEPs call on Brussels to figure out how to monetize the future certification scheme for farmers whose farms absorb carbon dioxide




The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

Russian oil derogation shenanigans, Bulgarian PISA tower crumbles, good times for bankers and farmers


The week: The black-hole constellation

The week: The black-hole constellation

New mayors are in - money is out, who owns the Interior Minister and more chess champions



The week: No country for new dogs

The week: No country for new dogs

What Plovdiv teaches us about Bulgaria, 50 Shades of grey money, and some horror (thankfully, on the screen)


The week: A very sudden twist

The week: A very sudden twist

Slapping Russia in the face, Borissov is not corrupt, Open-air teaching gets a boost


Bulgaria posts 780 mln levs budget gap at end-September

Bulgaria posts 780 mln levs budget gap at end-September

Lower imports dent VAT revenues, extra spending is allocated to agriculture


Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Following an 11-hour session, Parliament approved various new expenditures, focusing on salary hikes.


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


The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The unenviable task of trying to explain all this




The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do


"Unconventional proposal." Are GERB and WCC-DB working towards a gov’t?

"Unconventional proposal." Are GERB and WCC-DB working towards a gov’t?

In a sign of goodwill, the leaders of the two factions met for the first time on Tuesday, but a breakthrough remains far off


The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

K Insights newsletter: 21/04