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Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it




Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

Petkov’s gov’t falls after no-confidence vote

The motion was passed with 123 MPs from GERB, MRF, TISP and Vazrazhdane


The week: A new coalition was born, the billions for the road cartel were halted, what the hell has gone wrong with the Bulgarian army

The week: A new coalition was born, the billions for the road cartel were halted, what the hell has gone wrong with the Bulgarian army

"We will bring you down", we have 2.5 billion reasons to do so + an MP not afraid of going back to her village


Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal



All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

We have no signals that 2024 is not an achievable target date for the adoption of the euro, says the Deputy Prime Minister


Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

The finance ministry proposed a draft budget for 2022 with a deficit equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP and significant debt growth


Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

The thinker, writer and ex-Greek finance minister talks to K Insights on the EU and why the Recovery and Resilience package was a mistake


The risky gambit with government debt

The risky gambit with government debt

The Bulgarian caretaker cabinet’s decision to not issue government bonds on the international market hasn’t worked well



Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing


Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy


A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

K Insights 19/02: Economy fares better than forecast, why we don't have good trains


Budget revenues rise even during the pandemic

Budget revenues rise even during the pandemic

Bulgaria’s budget gap widened in 2020 but the worst forecasts failed to materialize


A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020


Bulgaria's budget in crisis

Bulgaria's budget in crisis

Balanced fiscal policy takes a sharp turn towards rapid spending in the hope of election win next year


The pressure below surface

The pressure below surface

Bulgarian banks remained profitable in the first three quarters of 2020 despite the coronavirus impact but with the expiry of the credit moratorium drawing nearer pressure will likely increase on profit margins in the coming months


Corona-debt

Corona-debt

Bulgaria raised 2.5 billion euro through the sale of Eurobonds under favorable conditions in September. The question is what the GERB-led government coalition will do with the money