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Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Fewer working people, decimation of the North, migration as important as death - those are some of the basic lessons from the preliminary results of the demographic study published last week


Businesses in Bulgaria see 2021 slightly better than 2020 but worries remain

Businesses in Bulgaria see 2021 slightly better than 2020 but worries remain

Lack of liquidity remains the biggest problem for companies, according to the traditional BIA survey


The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

K insights 17/12: How not to run a parliament, and why "Yes, Minister" is a must-see


The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

A new cabinet is unlikely to overturn Bulgaria’s position on N. Macedonia’s EU accession


Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Excluding the subway and the garbage plant, substantive improvements have been lacking, even though the city has received 3 billion euro from the EU


18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken


Someone wants to make the Bulgarian energy market go crazy again

Someone wants to make the Bulgarian energy market go crazy again

How the interests of several powerful figures move the market in an undesirable direction




A step away from OECD membership

A step away from OECD membership

Bulgaria has a real chance to become one of six new members of the "club of mostly rich countries" soon


The risky gambit with government debt

The risky gambit with government debt

The Bulgarian caretaker cabinet’s decision to not issue government bonds on the international market hasn’t worked well


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




The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

If your city is not ok, blame it on us; elections are here


Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

The entry of Anastas Gerdjikov and Lozan Panov into the race created some intrigue, but the real dangers to Rumen Radev’s reelection are the Covid crisis and rising energy prices



Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

GDP growth will accelerate to 4.9% in 2022 mainly on the back of funding from the EU’s recovery plan, according to the finance ministry’s October 2021 macroeconomic forecast