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The hidden Roma economy and what we lose by letting them go

The hidden Roma economy and what we lose by letting them go

We can't keep people from leaving - or data from leaking + a rock from the sky


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


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?


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




Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Bulgarian companies from all sectors seek to hire 200,000 new employees - but workers are proving elusive


Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

New construction projects now expand the city towards the mainland - and some of them are quite large


Gabrovo continues to promise good yields from properties

Gabrovo continues to promise good yields from properties

There are deals with one-bedroom apartments for renovation for about 70,000 BGN in the city center and about 55,000 BGN in the neighborhoods. However, the supply is very limited and is mostly socialist-era housing


The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out


Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending


Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant: the long story behind an accident

Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant: the long story behind an accident

The plant is the largest pumped storage facility in the region






The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not