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Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB


The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

K Insights newsletter 26/05


Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.


Need a windfall tax? Look at the Bulgarian nuclear money-making machine

Need a windfall tax? Look at the Bulgarian nuclear money-making machine

Kozloduy NPP is one of the most profitable companies in South-East Europe


"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: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

K Insights newsletter 07/04


GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely

GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely

The big winners of the vote are the Russophiles from Vazrazhdane, while for the reformist coalition the sum turns out to be less than its parts


The week: The worst-case post-election scenario, a sock company leaves, Bulgarian football rulers refuse to

The week: The worst-case post-election scenario, a sock company leaves, Bulgarian football rulers refuse to

K Insights newsletter 30/04



Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote



The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)



The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

A thunder in the sky of dust



No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry


The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube

The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube

K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02


Prosecution launches an attack against a political party because of Gazprom deliveries

Prosecution launches an attack against a political party because of Gazprom deliveries

The indictments of ex-Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov and two of his associates for mismanagement of the gas crisis of April 2022 lie on shaky grounds


The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list


How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

The unvoted amendment to the Insurance Code blocks Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone