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The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state



The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

Village life resuscitated, Zelensky finds fighting formula for our coalition and short-haul flights are in jeopardy




The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

In this two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state



The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

K Insights 29/04: legalizing the industrial hemp, are 100 diplomats too many?




Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

The day in 3 news: Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio


Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

The northern part of the Black Sea has practically lost its access to maritime transport as the Russian war on Ukraine has increased insurance costs


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us



The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

K Insights 21/4: The two roads ahead for Bulgaria and strike season is upon us




The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about


Is the coalition going to survive? Six obstacles ahead

Is the coalition going to survive? Six obstacles ahead

The four-party coalition wants to bury the rising number of contentious topics confronting it - but this can only work for a while