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The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter


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






Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a 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


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


The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

A new cabinet is unlikely to overturn Bulgaria’s position on N. Macedonia’s EU accession


Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

The entry of Anastas Gerdjikov and Lozan Panov into the race created some intrigue, but the real dangers to Rumen Radev’s reelection are the Covid crisis and rising energy prices


The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

Dogan is nowhere to be found, trouble brews for Kristalina Georgieva



The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan



A reluctant brotherhood

A reluctant brotherhood

Bulgaria’s attempt to thwart N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid ruins four years of diplomatic efforts and may lead to Sofia’s isolation in Brussels


Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria appears to be doing Ankara’s bidding


Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Many in Eastern Europe perceive changes to the EU’s road haulage legislation as yet another attempt to prevent companies in new member states from reaping the full benefits of the single market