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The Collective’s 100 Chairs: the new open-air space in Sofia

The Collective’s 100 Chairs: the new open-air space in Sofia

The temporary space will house outdoor events until October and raises wider questions around the beautification of neglected urban places


Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

A 1-million BGN pilot program by the Municipal authorities in the capital inspires citizens to propose urban development projects of their choosing



Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Poor communication and broken trust in institutions left much of the public prone to disinformation and unjustified fears about the effects of jabs


The Week: Dirty photos from a dirty past, A certificate you can’t travel with, Burgas port is for sale

The Week: Dirty photos from a dirty past, A certificate you can’t travel with, Burgas port is for sale

K Insights 12/11: elections are upon us, polluted air also


Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics


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


How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

After an ineffective first lockdown, the government sleepwalked into the second pandemic wave - with deadly consequences


Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Prime Minister Borissov met President Trump in an attempt to align the energy and security interests of the two countries, but trod carefully so as not to infringe upon Russian interests in Bulgaria.


Derailing fair play

Derailing fair play

Bulgaria’s competition watchdog turns away foreign investors yet again


The hub of northern Bulgaria

The hub of northern Bulgaria

Pleven has many advantages: existing ones such as aviation training and medical education, and untapped ones like logistics and manufacturing


Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

The process of selecting a new jetfighter for the Air Force has demonstrated the Ministry of Defense’s inability to manage complex projects


The necessity of a strategic debate about European values

The necessity of a strategic debate about European values

Bulgaria in the 5th wave of the European Values Study


THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

THESE STRANGE BULGARIANS – INDIVIDUALISTS AND TRADITIONALISTS

At their core, Bulgarians are secularists and believe in democracy


Is a civic and democratic party still possible in Bulgaria?

Is a civic and democratic party still possible in Bulgaria?

The various splinters of the centre-right parties are attempting yet another unification


You give the EU Presidency a bad name

You give the EU Presidency a bad name

International media focus on Bulgaria during the country’s presidency of the Council of the EU coincides with some ugly scandals that resonate across Europe and tarnish the image of the country which was already far from pristine