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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


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring 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: Borissov arrested, Central Bank chairmanship tears the coalition, Resilience Plan still not ok

The week: Borissov arrested, Central Bank chairmanship tears the coalition, Resilience Plan still not ok

Former PM Borissov arrested, Guerilla war over BNB shakes the coalition and the Plan is still NOT alright


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



Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

The finance ministry proposed a draft budget for 2022 with a deficit equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP and significant debt growth


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions


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



The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The silent cyber-war, flights & fights with a neighbor, go easy with the Energy regulator


That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

Radev keeps the reigns of N. Macedonia policy, the rise of the (jabbed) anti-vaxers and bye-bye to Sotir Tsatsarov




The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

Friday in news: Attitudes harden in Bulgaria, N. Macedonia as Kiril Petkov announces 18 January Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination as long as I am Prime Minister, Petkov says. There is no commitment to close Maritza East 2, but to cut emissions: Assen Vassilev. More:


The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common


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