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The week: The two types of entrepreneurs, How Nexo affected politics, Bulgaria cashes in on the markets

The week: The two types of entrepreneurs, How Nexo affected politics, Bulgaria cashes in on the markets

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Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process


The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

Last K Insights newsletter for 2022



Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Gov’t mandate roulette kicks off, Boyko is the (old) Messi, K100 business ranking now in English



The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

K insights 07/10: And I guess that’s why they call it the (post-election) blues




GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout



Another stalemate looms for Bulgaria

Another stalemate looms for Bulgaria

The next parliament will likely bring no resolution to the ongoing political crisis with 6-8 parties engaging in doomed horsetrading


Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions




What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition



Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling



The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not