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Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Parliament sabotages the second payment and puts the whole plan at risk by blocking the adoption of four laws and postponing the abolition of regulated electricity prices


Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

For the first time since joining the EU, Bulgaria has got along with almost no European funding for several years


The week: How hard is it to buy trains?

The week: How hard is it to buy trains?

The train won't be coming, The free electricity market neither, And the new Constitution is a mess


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


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


Racist at heart or racist on demand?

Racist at heart or racist on demand?

While international media reacted with surprise to the ugly hate gestures from a group of Bulgarian ultras during an October football game against England, it missed the key local context


Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans

Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans

The Kremlin uses its influence in the region to try to divert it from Euro-Atlantic integration


Decarbonisation: The way forward for Bulgaria's energy system

Decarbonisation: The way forward for Bulgaria's energy system

Keeping current policies in place will increase the stranded costs and make transition even more expensive in the long run


Always with Europe, never against Russia

Always with Europe, never against Russia

Is Bulgaria under Boyko Borissov still a viable Western partner? or is it russia’s Trojan horse in the EU?