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Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Low investment rates limit the country’s long-term potential for economic growth


The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

K Insights newsletter 01/09


Bulgaria’s Oliva to build a 100-million-euro grain port terminal near Varna

Bulgaria’s Oliva to build a 100-million-euro grain port terminal near Varna

The European Investment Bank providing 50 million euro for the project, due to be completed by mid-2026


Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care


What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

The government is preparing a final recovery plan proposal and is now planning to close 800 MW of coal-fired capacity and limit the capacity of Maritsa East TPPS by 30%


A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A working group in the EU Council removed a controversial clause that required the strict regulation of essential oils as chemicals, but the final text of the legislation still pends approval


Who needs energy? Small Bulgarian municipality again thwarts BGN 1 billion wind park

Who needs energy? Small Bulgarian municipality again thwarts BGN 1 billion wind park

The local authority attempts to bypass a final ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court that would block the major investment in renewable energy


How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

Although Bulgarian music often imitates Western trends, in recent times revered artists have tried to reconnect with their audiences by demonstrating mistrust in democracy and liberal values


Eli Skorcheva and Stephan Komandarev’s "Blaga’s Lessons" triumphs at Karlovy Vary

Eli Skorcheva and Stephan Komandarev’s "Blaga’s Lessons" triumphs at Karlovy Vary

A social thriller about a phone scam dominates the Czech festival



Webit’s void checks

Webit’s void checks

Of five companies awarded BGN 1 million each in the Founder's Games of the Webit Investment Network a year ago, only one received an actual investment


Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

The "father of the Green Deal" and Vice-President of the European Commission says that the earlier Bulgaria moves away from coal, the more successful it will be in its green transformation


Should you cancel your Black Sea holiday after the Kakhovka disaster? Not so fast

Should you cancel your Black Sea holiday after the Kakhovka disaster? Not so fast

So far there are no signs of pollution reaching the Bulgarian coastline


The week: No one wants to work in the government, Geshev is finally out, and tons of water are in

The week: No one wants to work in the government, Geshev is finally out, and tons of water are in

K Insights newsletter 16/06


Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv: A wave of consolidation in the media sector will be a game-changer

Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv: A wave of consolidation in the media sector will be a game-changer

A conversation with the founder of the leading EU news network about the merger with Mediahuis and European regulations of the media sector


Bulgarian energy plants suffer from lower electricity prices but still report profits in 2023

Bulgarian energy plants suffer from lower electricity prices but still report profits in 2023

Nuclear and coal plants report very different financial results compared to 2022


Doing business in Romania: examples of successful Bulgarian companies

Doing business in Romania: examples of successful Bulgarian companies

Which are the Bulgarian companies that reap the benefits of the closeness to one of the fastest growing European markets



Kastamonu Bulgaria to invest 150 million levs in tripling particle board production

Kastamonu Bulgaria to invest 150 million levs in tripling particle board production

The first part of the project, which will provide a key raw material for the plant, sparked protests among locals and was suspended by the environment minister


The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

K insights newsletter on 24/03