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The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

K Insights newsletter: 17/05



Rotation still on? Gabriel presents Radev with a fulfilled mandate, but WCC-DB remain silent

Rotation still on? Gabriel presents Radev with a fulfilled mandate, but WCC-DB remain silent

After 36 hours of uncertainty, GERB bids to wrest key ministries from WCC-DB


The week: The trick with the migrant scare

The week: The trick with the migrant scare

Don’t let the news fool you, How flat should a tax be, and a Bishop dreams of heading the Church


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



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



Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Record-low turnout, a very colorful picture across the country and a vengeful Borissov



100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms


Is Constitutional reform still-born?

Is Constitutional reform still-born?

WCC-DB successfully involved their non-coalition partners from GERB and MRF in their bid to mend the judiciary, but the process has barely started - and can be torpedoed at any point




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?


Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

WCC-DB and GERB managed to broker a compromise after some limited concessions from the reformists


Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB


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