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The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The past still has power over us


The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

Brussels wants to know who's investing, Fool's day elections, waiting for John Malkovich


The Cult of Nexo

The Cult of Nexo

How the Bulgarian company convinced itself, its employees and its customers that all accusations against it were a conspiracy - or FUD


Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Charges ignite political firestorm in the country, while the company continues to operate worldwide


Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Prosecution goes after cryptobank, no chance of gov’t and coal to stay until 2038



Will Lukoil continue dominating Bulgaria’s petrol market despite sanctions?

Will Lukoil continue dominating Bulgaria’s petrol market despite sanctions?

The war in Ukraine and the EU embargo on Russian oil won’t impact the giant’s hegemony


The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

Last K Insights newsletter for 2022


Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Home rents increase, following the rise in mortgage payments, incomes and inflation.


Discordia on the way to the European top

Discordia on the way to the European top

The transport company grows by 35% per year and aims for a turnover of over 1 billion euro


Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Gov’t mandate roulette kicks off, Boyko is the (old) Messi, K100 business ranking now in English


What is Bulgaria’s alternative to Russian nuclear fuel?

What is Bulgaria’s alternative to Russian nuclear fuel?

The Eastern European country is trying to diversify its supplies as others in the region have already done


Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget


The week: The hypocrisy of the Dutch, The Paper coalition and you can speed for free here

The week: The hypocrisy of the Dutch, The Paper coalition and you can speed for free here

K Insights look at what's going on for the week


A hidden fight "for" and "against" euro adoption dogs Bulgaria

A hidden fight "for" and "against" euro adoption dogs Bulgaria

Vazrazhdane turned a draft analysis about the impact of Eurozone entry by the National Bank into an attack on Bulgaria's renewed efforts to adopt the common currency from 2024


Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Bulgarian companies from all sectors seek to hire 200,000 new employees - but workers are proving elusive


The housing market: the top is near

The housing market: the top is near

High demand and low supply drive prices up. War, weakening economies and rising mortgage rates may cool down the market


The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off


Women in cyber security — a possible and necessary mission

Women in cyber security — a possible and necessary mission

Sofia hosted the KPMG Global - Woman in Cyber Summit


Monthly Startup News: Gov’t launches startup visas, Eleven introduces Unicorn Deal program, Coffee trading platform Almacena raises 3.5 mln euro

Monthly Startup News: Gov’t launches startup visas, Eleven introduces Unicorn Deal program, Coffee trading platform Almacena raises 3.5 mln euro

Here’s what happened in Bulgaria’s startup ecosystem in October