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The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

Tremors in the coalition, Budget is in, Mihailov is out and Zakharova is pissed


Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Local elections, round 2: Terziev in knife edge Sofia victory, GERB’s regional hegemony cracks

Record-low turnout, a very colorful picture across the country and a vengeful Borissov


Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

The last-minute alteration of the voting rules showed that Bulgaria remains governed by a corrupt Mafia



Local elections, round 1: GERB loses Sofia, keeps Burgas and draws in Plovdiv and Varna

Local elections, round 1: GERB loses Sofia, keeps Burgas and draws in Plovdiv and Varna

The ballot was marred by a fabricated scandal that eliminated machine voting


KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

The upcoming vote will be a test for established and rising parties alike, and might lead to redistribution of power at national level


The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

One EU instrument which actually works, Wars bring the Balkans closer, The 6 centers of Bulgaria




To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

All you need to know - from Vazrazhdane’s referendum to Assen Vassilev’s parallel currency idea


Bulgaria to sell Belene NPP equipment to Ukraine

Bulgaria to sell Belene NPP equipment to Ukraine

Ukraine can use it in the Khmelnitskyi NPP or as a backup for various other plants


The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The unenviable task of trying to explain all this


Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB


The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

K Insights newsletter 26/05


Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.


Geshev throws down gauntlet to Borissov after resignation call

Geshev throws down gauntlet to Borissov after resignation call

PM-nominee Mariya Gabriel’s proposal to oust the Prosecutor General plunges the institution into civil war



The board is set, the pieces are moving: will there be a cabinet?

The board is set, the pieces are moving: will there be a cabinet?

Borissov seems to be dictating the pace of the negotiations, WCC is trying to outmaneuver him, but might end up playing into his hands


The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do


The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

K Insights newsletter 07/04