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The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign


Au Revoir, SocGen

Au Revoir, SocGen

The Eastern European market turned too tight for Société Générale


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