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Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

While PM Petkov promises humanitarian and military aid to Kyiv, Defense Minister Yanev and BSP remain opposed to any significant moves in support of Ukraine


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Behind the strongly worded support for Ukrainian integrity, many in Sofia still prefer to tread lightly so as not to anger the Kremlin and its zealots here


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions


A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common


After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential



Elections: The Change (indeed) continues

Elections: The Change (indeed) continues

The new We Continue the Change formation becomes the latest frontrunner in Bulgarian politics, while Rumen Radev wins convincingly the first round of the Presidential vote


The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

K Insights 27/08: Bulgaria’s risky autumn, where do we invest and Sofia is great in tech


This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna


The lost decade of Bulgaria

The lost decade of Bulgaria

The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism


Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


Spy saga turning hot?

Spy saga turning hot?

Bulgaria joined Czechia in accusing Russian saboteurs of blowing up arms and munitions factories in the country, but has consistently tried to hide the truth over the past decade


How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts




Eyes wide shut (no more?)

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model


What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.