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The Bulgarian unit of Belgium’s Televic to triple production of communications systems

The Bulgarian unit of Belgium’s Televic to triple production of communications systems

The company will invest 10 million levs in a new plant and add circuit board assembly to its line of business


Monbat sells German lithium-ion battery maker EAS to Britishvolt for 36 million euro

Monbat sells German lithium-ion battery maker EAS to Britishvolt for 36 million euro

The Bulgarian group will remain indirectly involved with the technology, as part of the payment will be in shares of the British buyer


Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


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


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


Billion-dollar U.S. company to build medical equipment plant in Parvomay

Billion-dollar U.S. company to build medical equipment plant in Parvomay

California-based Intuitive Surgical to invest 80 million levs in the production of instruments for robot-assisted surgery


The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As


The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration


A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

Festivals and concerts return to the country after two years of Covid


KPMG IT Service and ServiceNow partnership focuses on needs of CEE region

KPMG IT Service and ServiceNow partnership focuses on needs of CEE region

Svetoslav Spasov and Markus Kempkes sat for a discussion with us on the cooperation between the two companies, challenges and their future goals



They know why you didn’t buy

They know why you didn’t buy

Bulgarian deep data analysis SessionStack raised 750 thousand euro from BrightCap VC and Telerik co-founder Boyko Yaramov


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas


An Indian tale about Bulgarian internet

An Indian tale about Bulgarian internet

Nikolay Gorchilov, Victor Frances and Plamen Petkov introduce the Bulgarian internet model to India through the provider Excitel, which already has over half a million subscribers


What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

What happens if Russian gas supply is turned off for the EU? Assessing fuel switch and the role of the electricity sector

Short-term possibilities of the overall European electricity market to reduce its gas demand in the period from 2022-2024


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