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Illegal road repairs worth billions

Illegal road repairs worth billions

A cross-ministerial probe found that much of the money paid for roadworks and maintenance has been illegally allocated


Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Commercial lenders and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) provide financing for solar power plants for businesses. Also, there is a funding program with 200 million levs in grants under the Recovery Plan



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


The electronics company Addit.tech received an investment of 555,000 euros

The electronics company Addit.tech received an investment of 555,000 euros

The company basically offers a way for renting mobile phones and other consumer equipment


The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

K Insights 29/04: legalizing the industrial hemp, are 100 diplomats too many?


The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners


The Coalition duel for the National Bank

The Coalition duel for the National Bank

In an attempt to thwart the election of TISP’s Lyubomir Karimanski for governor of BNB with the votes of the opposition, WCC nominated their parliamentary head Andrei Gyurov for the post


How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

About 135 companies with over BGN 1.4 billion (EUR 715 million) in revenues are distributed in more than a dozen segments of the fintech industry


All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

We have no signals that 2024 is not an achievable target date for the adoption of the euro, says the Deputy Prime Minister


Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

The second-largest Bulgarian city is among the leaders of two rankings – of best tourist destinations in Europe and of small cities most attractive to foreign investors



Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Minister of the Environment is the last barrier to the construction of a massive RDF-burning plant by one of Bulgaria’s most controversial businessmen


Bulgaria-based Teletek Electronics to move to its own plant by year’s end

Bulgaria-based Teletek Electronics to move to its own plant by year’s end

The alarm system manufacturer is investing 25 mln levs (12.8 mln euro) in the project that will boost its capacity by 50%


Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

The last 8 billion levs of loans under credit repayment moratorium return to regular servicing


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


That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

Radev keeps the reigns of N. Macedonia policy, the rise of the (jabbed) anti-vaxers and bye-bye to Sotir Tsatsarov


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