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The dark era of Bulgarian football

The dark era of Bulgarian football

Over the past 15 years, professional football has turned into a closed system of interests, mired in corruption scandals and deteriorating quality. This might be finally coming to an end.


The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

K Insights 28/05: Secret services revolt, energy sector on the brink and what’s wrong with the Nuclear Power Plant



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



Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

K Insights 23/04: Some problems in the budget and a hope for sunshine in North Macedonia


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


Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange


Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

BC Partners' executive talks to Capital about the acquisition of BTC telecom and the media group


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


The Companies with lowest debt: The Pre-crisis Picture

The Companies with lowest debt: The Pre-crisis Picture

In total, the liabilities of the top 300 companies in terms of revenue in the country grew by over BGN 4.5 billion, reaching almost BGN 50 billion


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


Racist at heart or racist on demand?

Racist at heart or racist on demand?

While international media reacted with surprise to the ugly hate gestures from a group of Bulgarian ultras during an October football game against England, it missed the key local context


Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

The story of a young Australian who had to go through the failings of the Bulgarian justice system


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month