The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget
To party or not to party, that is Kiril Petkov’s question, (some) Covid restrictions, after all, and even more expensive electricity
The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown
K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise
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
A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov
These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"
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 approves "start-up visa", yet questions remain
The new instrument for luring talent still has to be detailed by the Ministry of Economy
The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent
K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics
The golden passports are here to stay
In 2019, Bulgarian authorities proposed to abolish the scheme granting citizenship in exchange for investment in the country. A year later, they’ve decided to expand it
Migrants have returned, will they stay?
Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.
Obtaining investment protection in Bulgaria
The spiking political risk and the termination of Intra-EU bilateral investment treaty program are conflating in a dangerous spiral
The Venezuelan Connection
Bulgaria’s national security agency has launched a probe into potential laundering of money from Venezuela via local private lender Investbank
Back to basics: Nationalists vs Roma
Now that most asylum seekers have left Bulgaria, far right parties are turning to their favorite scapegoat – the stigmatized Roma minority
Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves
Foreign direct investment has been decreasing for several years, but it has been partly substituted by local investors. The worrying trend is the overall decline in investment.
Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen
The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign