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Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Spending plans of Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna and Burgas are dominated by old ideas


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


Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

The new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) launches this fall with leading researchers and professors from across the globe



Bulgaria’s GullivAir considering direct flights to the U.S.

Bulgaria’s GullivAir considering direct flights to the U.S.

Bulgarian carrier GullivAir intends to launch a direct route to the United States


The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners


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


Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Ceaseless troubles for the ruling majority; more, yet pricier F-16s on the way & downgraded GDP forecast


Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov slams Bulgaria’s ill-preparedness for war or emergencies during address to Capital Weekly and business sector guests


Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Exports to Russia and Ukraine account for only 2.4% of Bulgaria’s total, but supply chains have been destroyed


The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns



Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though



A house in Barcelona returns to haunt Boyko Borissov

A house in Barcelona returns to haunt Boyko Borissov

For two years, the State Prosecution kept silent about the Spanish money laundering investigation linked to the former Prime Minister with the excuse that the Catalan police had not sent any intel to Bulgaria. Now two reports have suddenly emerged


The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

We’re not selling citizenship anymore, we’re buying: trains, batteries and a house in Barcelona?


Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

The finance ministry proposed a draft budget for 2022 with a deficit equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP and significant debt growth