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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)



Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

The governing formula that will come out of the 9 June elections is unclear, but one possibility looms large


The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

How GERB sold out to Putin (before the war), Rotation stuck and who designs Beyonce’s clothes in BG


The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The Suddenly-important Ministry, More Russian spies pop up, and Meta buys a company



Bulgaria in 2023: The year in review

Bulgaria in 2023: The year in review

KInsights’ chronology of a turbulent year - and on what’s to come



Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

The last-minute alteration of the voting rules showed that Bulgaria remains governed by a corrupt Mafia


How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

How Bulgaria’s pop stars started fighting the "gender" wars

Although Bulgarian music often imitates Western trends, in recent times revered artists have tried to reconnect with their audiences by demonstrating mistrust in democracy and liberal values


Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

The president of the beleaguered nation is meeting the cabinet, MPs from the ruling majority and his Bulgarian counterpart on his surprise one-day sojourn to Bulgaria


The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

Is the second "historic compromise" going to end up like the first?


Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote


The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

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




Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

The post-election deadlock might consign the country to EU backwater status


The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

K insights 07/10: And I guess that’s why they call it the (post-election) blues



GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament

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