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The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

Outstanding issues between Bulgaria and its southwestern neighbor are important, but it is critical to provide infrastructure and a stable business environment for companies




Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded



Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing



Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts



A very serious spy vaudeville

A very serious spy vaudeville

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


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


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Although highly unlikely, the risk of UK’s departure from the EU without a formal agreement is still looming


Commercial properties yields in Sofia remain the highest in the region

Commercial properties yields in Sofia remain the highest in the region

Expectations for 2018 are for a calm market


How much is turmoil in Turkey affecting Bulgaria’s economy?

How much is turmoil in Turkey affecting Bulgaria’s economy?

The rumours of Turkish businessmen fleeing to Bulgaria are overblown


Neighbours without benefits

Neighbours without benefits

Sofia doesn’t know how to handle the big country at its South Eastern border and the growing instability in Turkey creates a long-term risk for Bulgaria


Air force chief soaring to presi dency

Air force chief soaring to presi dency

Six months ago Rumen Radev was Air Force Commander almost unknown to the public. Today he’s arguably the most important person in Bulgarian politics.