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The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration





Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane



The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal


Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Bulgaria shifting away from the eurozone and EU funds, strong regulators and energy reform



Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the BFU

Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the BFU

Bulgaria’s Dirty Trail of Match-Fixing Leads Back to the Bulgarian football union


Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

The country does not meet the criterion of inflation but the political differences in the ruling coalition pose a bigger problem



The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees


The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

Can the coalition live up to its promises, DIY photovoltaics and good news for "Made in BG" cargo drones


Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas



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