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Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Sofia plans to introduce low-emission zones in December 2022.


Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy



The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common


Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

The thinker, writer and ex-Greek finance minister talks to K Insights on the EU and why the Recovery and Resilience package was a mistake


A step away from OECD membership

A step away from OECD membership

Bulgaria has a real chance to become one of six new members of the "club of mostly rich countries" soon


Third time lucky? Bulgaria goes to the polls yet again

Third time lucky? Bulgaria goes to the polls yet again

This Sunday’s Parliamentary and Presidential elections will either break the political stalemate in the country, or deepen it beyond any solution


Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

The entry of Anastas Gerdjikov and Lozan Panov into the race created some intrigue, but the real dangers to Rumen Radev’s reelection are the Covid crisis and rising energy prices


The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

These are some of the more interesting faces and constituencies to look out for in the upcoming 14 November elections


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


Bulgaria explained: Why is the online banking so unpopular

Bulgaria explained: Why is the online banking so unpopular

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

The country’s largest companies reached record-breaking profit margins in the pandemic year


The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

Last year was strong for gold and copper yields, but the output of other metal producers fell. Despite the pandemic-induced crisis net sales of the sector’s leading firms are up


Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges


The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

K Insights 08/10: 6 questions for N.Macedonia, Peevski appears


Ending with a bang: How the November elections got exciting

Ending with a bang: How the November elections got exciting

The entry of a brand new popular movement and two serious contenders for President Rumen Radev’s office have turned an already unpredictable 2 in 1 vote into a cliffhanger



Leading Bulgarian Diplomat: "North Macedonia needs to read the past before burning it"

Leading Bulgarian Diplomat: "North Macedonia needs to read the past before burning it"

Bulgaria’s veto on its neighbor’s accession talks with the EU stems from broken promises on Macedonia’s side but an outcome favorable to both countries is still possible


Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

The second cabinet appointed by President Radev this year is notable mostly for its absentees - Finance and Economy ministers Vassilev and Petkov, who will now be entering the political fray