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How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


Don’t call it "Turkish Stream". It is entirely Russian

Don’t call it "Turkish Stream". It is entirely Russian

A "Capital" investigation into the companies building and financing it reveals that all are under Russian control. US sanctions on the project have not yet been approved


A very Bulgarian spy saga

A very Bulgarian spy saga

Sofia is highly selective when it comes to expelling Russian spies – and its interests in general


Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


A very serious spy vaudeville

A very serious spy vaudeville

The latest episodes of the unfolding Bulgarian-Russian spy saga leave a mixed taste


Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria appears to be doing Ankara’s bidding


History is not always a good guide

History is not always a good guide

How historical disagreements between Bulgaria and North Macedonia overshadowed common geopolitical goals


Seventeen moments of autumn

Seventeen moments of autumn

The recent spate of "spying scandals" involving Russian diplomats and the leader of Bulgaria’s National Russophile Movement Nickolay Malinov are more reminiscent of a bad Soviet-era joke rather than a real espionage drama


Editorial

Editorial


TV masters and puppets

TV masters and puppets

Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party


Rumen Radev steps up his game

Rumen Radev steps up his game

The Bulgarian head of state has grown bolder as he enters the third year of his term but he is still some way from launching a new political project


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Fandakovka. Golyam Shlem. Balgarshtina.


Big Energy Dreams Revived

Big Energy Dreams Revived

PM Borissov’s government resurrects two scrapped Russian-backed projects without clear idea about costs


What does Bulgaria want from Russia?

What does Bulgaria want from Russia?

Sofia frequently gets humiliated by Kremlin, because it can't formulate its strategic interests