The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom
Last K Insights newsletter for 2022
Women in cyber security — a possible and necessary mission
Sofia hosted the KPMG Global - Woman in Cyber Summit
Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism
The government will spend 2 billion levs on populist measures without targeting the most vulnerable groups in society
The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it
In this 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
A new cabinet? Hanging by a thread
Trifonov’s faction will announce its proposal for a cabinet in a few days - but which parties will back it and on what terms?
A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov
These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"
TOP 30 in retail: Moderate gains for consumer goods retail chains
Revenue growth slowed at retail chains in 2018 but remained adequate at over 8%
Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves
Foreign direct investment has been decreasing for several years, but it has been partly substituted by local investors. The worrying trend is the overall decline in investment.
Software: The Island of Optimism
The tech sector in Bulgaria continues to grow, with the vast majority of companies reporting double-digit revenue growth.
Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans
The Kremlin uses its influence in the region to try to divert it from Euro-Atlantic integration