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The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

Russian oil derogation shenanigans, Bulgarian PISA tower crumbles, good times for bankers and farmers


Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Finance ministry targets 3.2% GDP growth, sees inflation at 4.8%


Leading telco Vivacom willing to buy Bulsatcom, A1 and Yettel object

Leading telco Vivacom willing to buy Bulsatcom, A1 and Yettel object

The deal for the paid TV operator had sparked a heated dispute between the telcos




What if your business data was stored in an American cloud instead of a European one?

What if your business data was stored in an American cloud instead of a European one?

A new EU rule that aims to strengthen digital sovereignty may put smaller European companies relying on the US tech giants at risk


Bulgaria's Euro Ambitions: Tackling Inflation for Eurozone Entry

Bulgaria's Euro Ambitions: Tackling Inflation for Eurozone Entry

Bulgaria's government is targeting January 1, 2025, as the date for adopting the euro. A potential stumbling block could be the price stability criterion


Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Record-low turnout, a very colorful picture across the country and a vengeful Borissov


The week: No country for new dogs

The week: No country for new dogs

What Plovdiv teaches us about Bulgaria, 50 Shades of grey money, and some horror (thankfully, on the screen)


Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

The last-minute alteration of the voting rules showed that Bulgaria remains governed by a corrupt Mafia



KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

The upcoming vote will be a test for established and rising parties alike, and might lead to redistribution of power at national level




N. Macedonia on the rocky road to European integration

N. Macedonia on the rocky road to European integration

The inclusion of Bulgarians in the Basic Law faces a plethora of obstacles


The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

Alexey Petrov - founder of Lev Ins, which insured the reconstruction of Camp Nou, was a visible remnant of the 90s and a key figure in business and politics


Telco war enters new phase, as anti-trust body clears acquisitions by Vivacom

Telco war enters new phase, as anti-trust body clears acquisitions by Vivacom

A1 and Yettel have alerted the European regulators about "excessive concentration" of market share and power in the hands of their competitor




Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB