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The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The potential restart of payments - in rubles - to the Russian gas giant, advocated by President Radev’s caretaker cabinet could incur 1.8 billion euro in damages for Sofia


The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The country has built a good reputation on account of its digital infrastructure, low costs and technical talent, but it’s still being overtaken


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




The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners



Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

The second-largest Bulgarian city is among the leaders of two rankings – of best tourist destinations in Europe and of small cities most attractive to foreign investors


That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

Radev keeps the reigns of N. Macedonia policy, the rise of the (jabbed) anti-vaxers and bye-bye to Sotir Tsatsarov


2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

How the year fared for local literature, cinema and contemporary art


New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

San Francisco-based Greenoaks provides half of the fresh funding of 112 million dollars


The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The regions of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik are a treasure trove for lovers of high-quality locally sourced red wines


A step away from OECD membership

A step away from OECD membership

Bulgaria has a real chance to become one of six new members of the "club of mostly rich countries" soon


The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

COVID-19 mortality is still very high, a 30% rise in gas prices


Christo in Paris: L’Art de Triomphe

Christo in Paris: L’Art de Triomphe

"L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped", the posthumous work of the Bulgarian-born contemporary artist, is connected in more than one way to his country of origin


The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics


The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll


The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap


The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces