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Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable

Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable

The bank’s records show an average increase in property prices of 13% y/y in Q1 2022


Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling


Solar systems for self-consumption

Solar systems for self-consumption

Many Bulgarian businesses want to add photovoltaic systems to reduce their own electricity bills – what are their options?


Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow



Bulgarian emigrant to build armored vehicle plant in Burgas

Bulgarian emigrant to build armored vehicle plant in Burgas

Awaiting the start of modernization of Bulgarian Land Forces, Anton Stefov’s IAG plans production in the country


VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy




The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not



What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Bulgaria’s energy independence from Russia hinges on Chiren’s capacity




Illegal road repairs worth billions

Illegal road repairs worth billions

A cross-ministerial probe found that much of the money paid for roadworks and maintenance has been illegally allocated


The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees