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Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Three Internal Ministry officers have died and one is in critical condition after clashes with traffickers and inadequate training and equipment are to blame


The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest



The housing market: the top is near

The housing market: the top is near

High demand and low supply drive prices up. War, weakening economies and rising mortgage rates may cool down the market



The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off


Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

New construction projects now expand the city towards the mainland - and some of them are quite large


First drop in real estate deals in Bulgaria since the pandemic

First drop in real estate deals in Bulgaria since the pandemic

The number of property sales falls 7% year-on-year in the third quarter, with the contraction in Sofia twice as big


The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts


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


The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it



The week: water, migration, elections and a new King of Britain

The week: water, migration, elections and a new King of Britain

K Insights 9/9: Bursting riverbeds, election apathy, and the Rolex priest warns of materialism




Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out


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


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.


How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

With the shuttle service restarting after a six-month hiatus, it now takes 15 minutes to get from the city to the airport - but only if you find the correct information


Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Co-working spaces: Rising from the ashes of the pandemic

Alternatives to "normal" office spaces have emerged from the last two years stronger than ever and are popping up all over Bulgaria