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The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As


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


The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are


Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Most expectations are for more of the same, but rising interest rates and soaring prices of construction materials might cool down the sector


The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common



Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Mission: A More Open Bulgaria for Foreigners

Mission: A More Open Bulgaria for Foreigners

An expat-led project seeks to welcome internationals and returnees to Sofia and help them settle down



Bulgarians still prefer to invest in real estate

Bulgarians still prefer to invest in real estate

Low mortgage rates, steady economic growth, and rising personal incomes fuel a surge in demand for real estate, shows a report by Nielsen Admosphere


The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

K Insights 18/06: Zaev comes and goes, exports keep on rising


Silence of the masters

Silence of the masters

The refusal of those in power to talk to the media risks further eroding what little public trust both still enjoy


Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

These are the people and parties to watch at the upcoming 4 April Parliamentary vote


What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

While his opponents predict the end of his political career, the Prime minister seems poised to win the April 4 Parliamentary elections


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


Forgotten scandals

Forgotten scandals

An update to the list of transgressions of the powerful that remained buried in the news of protests and pandemics.


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners


Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Inflated prices, low liquidity and the slowdown of the world economy have brought about a sharp decline of sales in Bulgaria