What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?
Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?
The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore
A thunder in the sky of dust
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why
The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list
The week: A tragedy worth uniting for, Plovdiv mayor announces independence and the US ambassador leaves
The better angels of our nature
The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia
They own 600 thousand square meters of offices in Sofia or half of the total available 1.24 million square meters of class A areas in the capital.
Top 5 Bulgarian hotel investments in Greece
Three five-star complexes, a campsite with villas and smaller hotels
GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament
Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout
The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds
EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news
What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?
Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government
Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote
The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane