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How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present the second installment of "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees



Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


Bulgaria’s bright side

Bulgaria’s bright side

Three small business stories: children fashion, fruits and grain


The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The story of one of many government-built arenas designed not to support sport, but to boost friendly infrastructure companies


Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

How would the state manage another surge in infections and what did it botch in the past year-and-a half


Elections 2021, volume 2: Trifonov finally proposes a cabinet (and a Bulgarian-N.Macedonian Space Mission)

Elections 2021, volume 2: Trifonov finally proposes a cabinet (and a Bulgarian-N.Macedonian Space Mission)

With GERB and There is such a people running neck and neck, the showman nominates Simeon II acolyte Nickolay Vassilev for Prime Minister and spurns coalition


16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

A 10-million euro PPP between Plovdiv Municipality, America for Bulgaria Foundation and many other organizations has made this historic landmark the best museum in the country


Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The caretaker gov’t of Stefan Yanev is wasting little time in changing key cogs in the machine created by the previous authorities


Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price


Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Short business stories from the past month


How the pandemic doubled the business of Ozone.bg

How the pandemic doubled the business of Ozone.bg

The online retailer opened a new logistics center worth 4 mln euro, plans to build a second one, and has a new company under its belt


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth less than 430 mln levs were announced in 2020 - a third of the amount in 2019


Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria stands to receive 12 billion levs (6.1 billion euro) in 2021-2026 from the Recovery Plan for Europe, and will be spending the funding as it always has - on weak, ineffective projects


Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Shortly before the start of its concession contract, state-owned Sofia Airport unveiled a plan to drastically raise its fees. Complaints from the biggest airlines using the airport put the plan on hold until after the general election expected in March.


In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

The economic indicators of the regions of Shumen and Targovishte lag behind national averages but population trends are optimistic