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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



What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


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


How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

The mystery of the phantom aircraft is a stress test for Bulgarian national security - which the state is so far failing



A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

Bulgaria’s Recovery plan finally received a green light from the EU. Coal plants get a breather as local energy production takes precedence



How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act


The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees



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


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 end of the free press is the beginning of wars

The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

Independent journalism in democratic societies is one of the most important barriers to autocracy


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

The day in 3 news: Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio


The steep road to startup visas

The steep road to startup visas

Bulgaria will soon have a working visa for startup entrepreneurs, but one in need of improvements



The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out