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
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
Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential
For-sale municipalities, a coalition is born, growth turns out to be 4%
The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget
To party or not to party, that is Kiril Petkov’s question, (some) Covid restrictions, after all, and even more expensive electricity
The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism
Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections
The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration
The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent
K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics
The government has poured upfront close to 4.6 billion levs (2.35 billion euro) of taxpayers' money into road construction - with no tenders and no transparency
How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?
The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.
After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners
Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses
The budgetary cost of paying out sick leave is rising fast but the ruling GERB party tried to solve the problem boorishly and with no solid arguments
While local election results seemed to prove that the ruling party has survived a series of scandals and debacles, signs are that control is slipping through Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s fingers
The portfolio of Mariya Gabriel comes with vast responsibilities and a considerable budget but no political weight.
After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova
The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies