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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)



The week: No country for the old

The week: No country for the old

The young have made it through, The rotation is now a centrifuge, Bulgarian football goes for old


The week: A second private border?

The week: A second private border?

A private Schengen, Elections loom again, How hard is it to buy trains


Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Bulgaria adopts tariff on Russian gas that might see the price of Russian gas supplies soaring throughout Europe




Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

A planned regulation on essential oils in the EU revived unjustified fears of yet another "European conspiracy" against a sensitive Bulgarian product



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


If you can’t silence them, SLAPP them: a new wave of judicial attacks hits Bulgarian media

If you can’t silence them, SLAPP them: a new wave of judicial attacks hits Bulgarian media

Court cases targeting critical journalists and publications intensify


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"


Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

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


The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

A 57-million euro project for better urban transport infrastructure that was due for completion in 2016, but still isn’t fully operational to this day


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan


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 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