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
The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won
K Insights newsletter 26/05
Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government
It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.
Geshev throws down gauntlet to Borissov after resignation call
PM-nominee Mariya Gabriel’s proposal to oust the Prosecutor General plunges the institution into civil war
The board is set, the pieces are moving: will there be a cabinet?
Borissov seems to be dictating the pace of the negotiations, WCC is trying to outmaneuver him, but might end up playing into his hands
The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting
Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do
The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna
K Insights newsletter 07/04
GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely
The big winners of the vote are the Russophiles from Vazrazhdane, while for the reformist coalition the sum turns out to be less than its parts
The week: The worst-case post-election scenario, a sock company leaves, Bulgarian football rulers refuse to
K Insights newsletter 30/04
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 week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist
Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)
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: Goodbye to the euro, see you again sometimes?
Is the euro coming at all, the Russian assets in Bulgaria are in for a freeze, trouble at the European prosecution
No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?
Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02