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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)


What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?


EU prosecutors pursue Kovachki-linked coal plants

EU prosecutors pursue Kovachki-linked coal plants

Coal-powered plants with connections to controversial "consultant" Hristo Kovachki are accused of reporting falsified EU carbon allowances



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


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




Top 5 Bulgarian hotel investments in Greece

Top 5 Bulgarian hotel investments in Greece

Three five-star complexes, a campsite with villas and smaller hotels


GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout




Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane


How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act


Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation



Bulgarian National Radio has something important to tell you

Bulgarian National Radio has something important to tell you

The radio is key in the fight for press freedom but two years of leadership crisis have distracted it from its purpose


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 battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

These are some of the more interesting faces and constituencies to look out for in the upcoming 14 November elections