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100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms


The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

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


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




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


Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

WCC-DB and GERB managed to broker a compromise after some limited concessions from the reformists


The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do


Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote


Confronting the end of village schools through art

Confronting the end of village schools through art

Young Bulgarian architects aspire to leave their mark at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 with a bold project depicting the consequences of depopulation


The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)




The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list


Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

More parties and new coalitions promise to enter the next contest, which looks set for 2 April


Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Charges ignite political firestorm in the country, while the company continues to operate worldwide


The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers


Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

New construction projects now expand the city towards the mainland - and some of them are quite large