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After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential


18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken


The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

K Insights 15/10: It’s good to promise, but better to deliver; a rapper enters politics, Football people say "no" to change


Bulgaria Explained: Why are there so many car accidents in northwestern Bulgaria?

Bulgaria Explained: Why are there so many car accidents in northwestern Bulgaria?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

Stefan Yanev’s first cabinet exposed many of the previous administration’s flawed practices but failed to fix many of them




The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

A 57-million euro project for better urban transport infrastructure that was due for completion in 2016, but still isn’t fully operational to this day


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan


The Black Wednesday: Taking its Toll

The Black Wednesday: Taking its Toll

The first of a series of publications about the corruption that has plagued Bulgaria. How the state allowed gaps in the Road Toll system that cost taxpayers millions


Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Caretaker Finance Minister Assen Vassilev has said his team will look into the dealings of all firms that benefited significantly from public procurement and subsidies from the previous government




The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

K insights 04/06: budget swings back to negative, Sin Cars get funding



Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

A new government: big plans and little time; cartels in agriculture; why we're still dependent on Russia


Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

The Russian pipeline through Bulgaria received notable support from the state and was built with breathtaking speed - with a cost


Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

K Insights 23/04: Some problems in the budget and a hope for sunshine in North Macedonia


Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing