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The increase in real estate deals is slowing down in the second quarter

The increase in real estate deals is slowing down in the second quarter

Activity in Bulgaria’s real estate market is beginning to decline. In Sofia, the number of sales of real estate practically stopped going up in April-June 2022


Bulgaria: the country with the slowest borders in the EU

Bulgaria: the country with the slowest borders in the EU

Traffic is growing, but Bulgaria lacks the necessary infrastructure and organization to handle it



The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Sofia doesn’t see an increase in deals and other big cities also feel the cooling of the market


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As


Canada’s Trillion Energy to resume exploration for natural gas near Dobrich

Canada’s Trillion Energy to resume exploration for natural gas near Dobrich

The project was shelved a few years ago but rising prices have revived the interest in it


The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

Central Asia's transport corridor is getting more important due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine


A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

Festivals and concerts return to the country after two years of Covid



Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a 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


2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

Nessebar joins top 10