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Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

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

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

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?


Voltage runs high

Voltage runs high

The caretaker government sheds light on key problems in Bulgaria’s energy sector


A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov

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

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%


Cruel summer

Cruel summer

For the first time in years, fewer visitors will stay at Bulgarian seaside resorts


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves

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

Software: The Island of Optimism

The tech sector in Bulgaria continues to grow, with the vast majority of companies reporting double-digit revenue growth.


Migration and labor market in Bulgaria:

Migration and labor market in Bulgaria:

Future tides – model and scenarios


Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans

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


Not so stressful test

Not so stressful test

The banking system review was expectedly positive, yet questions remain