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Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care


The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

Is the second "historic compromise" going to end up like the first?


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



The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The country didn’t break. It was already broken



Bulgarian diesel exports to Ukraine slow down after initial flourish

Bulgarian diesel exports to Ukraine slow down after initial flourish

The secrets behind the Bulgarian export lies in various local players



Fuel exports to Ukraine: neither secret, nor through Lukoil

Fuel exports to Ukraine: neither secret, nor through Lukoil

Bulgaria sold a record volume of fuels to Ukraine in 2022


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)






New residential buildings hit a 10-year record in Bulgaria

New residential buildings hit a 10-year record in Bulgaria

Four out of five newly constructed buildings are houses, with the average area of the dwelling rising to 110 sq.m in 2022


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



How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand


The week: Goodbye to the euro, see you again sometimes?

The week: Goodbye to the euro, see you again sometimes?

Is the euro coming at all, the Russian assets in Bulgaria are in for a freeze, trouble at the European prosecution


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