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Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

In the next couple of decades, the country does not need a new nuclear capacity; by then it should decide on its nuclear energy’s future


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


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

In this 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


The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

We’re not selling citizenship anymore, we’re buying: trains, batteries and a house in Barcelona?


18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken




Silence of the masters

Silence of the masters

The refusal of those in power to talk to the media risks further eroding what little public trust both still enjoy


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


Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy


Nuclear? Not clear. What’s next for Bulgaria’s atomic energy

Nuclear? Not clear. What’s next for Bulgaria’s atomic energy

The future of the Kozloduy and Belene Nuclear Power Plants remains uncertain as Sofia lacks a coherent development strategy for its energy sector


What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

Bulgaria’s government is underwhelmed by the European Commission’s attempts to further increase EU climate change mitigation goals


Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Prime Minister Borissov met President Trump in an attempt to align the energy and security interests of the two countries, but trod carefully so as not to infringe upon Russian interests in Bulgaria.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev has been replaced after 20 years at the helm of the Russian company’s operations in the Balkan country