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Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


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


The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

K Insights 27/08: Bulgaria’s risky autumn, where do we invest and Sofia is great in tech



The golden passports are here to stay

The golden passports are here to stay

In 2019, Bulgarian authorities proposed to abolish the scheme granting citizenship in exchange for investment in the country. A year later, they’ve decided to expand it



Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


No land of vaccines: COVID-19 and Bulgaria

No land of vaccines: COVID-19 and Bulgaria

Even though the British strain reaches the country, malls and gyms open and the vaccination schedule lags far behind


Electricity market gone crazy

Electricity market gone crazy

Market manipulations are killing Bulgaria’s competitive advantage in energy


Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union


Bulgaria briefly enters EU’s political gameplay

Bulgaria briefly enters EU’s political gameplay

Even though three Bulgarians were considered for four of the five top positions in the EU institutions, in the end Sofia got a second-tier spot in the European Commission.


What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

It is now clear that euro zone membership has improved the economic performance of new member states


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

The European Central Bank will be conducting an assessment of six lenders starting in November


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


Three risks to a smooth presidency

Three risks to a smooth presidency

Bulgaria’s presidency of the Council of the EU is likely to run well but corruption, ultra-nationalists and language used by PM Boyko Borissov could spoil it all.


What is rocking GERB’s boat?

What is rocking GERB’s boat?

Bulgaria’s main ruling party may seem monolithic, but a series of scandals revealcracks in its foundations