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The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state


The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

K Insights 29/04: legalizing the industrial hemp, are 100 diplomats too many?


Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Spending plans of Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna and Burgas are dominated by old ideas


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


Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

The new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) launches this fall with leading researchers and professors from across the globe


The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about


Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Ceaseless troubles for the ruling majority; more, yet pricier F-16s on the way & downgraded GDP forecast





The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

K insights: we look for good city ideas to finance and we have a special report on the Tech sector


Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

The state authorities decided to revamp the EU funds plan, squeezing in some radical ideas before being submitted by the end of April


Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

A 1-million BGN pilot program by the Municipal authorities in the capital inspires citizens to propose urban development projects of their choosing


All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

We have no signals that 2024 is not an achievable target date for the adoption of the euro, says the Deputy Prime Minister


Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


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


A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


Bulgaria's economy in 2022: slow recovery

Bulgaria's economy in 2022: slow recovery

High inflation and coronavirus-fueled uncertainty weigh down on businesses


Daniel Lorer: Bulgaria will look for, not wait for investments

Daniel Lorer: Bulgaria will look for, not wait for investments

The Minister of growth and innovation of Bulgaria says corruption is the biggest problem