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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


2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

Nessebar joins top 10



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




Why Agropolychim will be the last fertilizer maker in Europe to suspend operations

Why Agropolychim will be the last fertilizer maker in Europe to suspend operations

Crucial investments have made the plant in Bulgaria virtually independent from natural gas supplies


What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

More significant NATO presence in the country and further investments in key military equipment are likely in the aftermath of the Russian invasion


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


Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

The shortage is due to terminated supplies from Ukraine and Russia, which are big producers


The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

K insights: we look for good city ideas to finance and we have a special report on the Tech sector


The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

In Bulgaria, the sunflower oil business was worth close to 1.5 bln levs (767 million euro) last year




The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out


Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Representatives of the sector believe that the offered price is half the international market price and complain of illegal suspension of exports



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