Confronting the end of village schools through art
Young Bulgarian architects aspire to leave their mark at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 with a bold project depicting the consequences of depopulation
The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist
Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)
What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?
Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Bulgaria: No Territorial transition plans, no EU billions for coal transition
The caretaker government’s decision to link territorial plans submission with Recovery Plan negotiation puts at risk 1.2 billion in funding for three regions transitioning away from coal
Inter Cars Bulgaria: The way to the top
The Polish company’s Bulgarian unit has become number one in the local auto parts market in ten years, reporting revenue growth of over 50% for 2021.
Chinese interests creep into Bulgaria through municipalities and educational institutions
Unlike elsewhere in the Balkans, Beijing’s influence in Bulgaria remains limited, an expert report claims
The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore
A thunder in the sky of dust
How did Bulgaria get so expensive?
Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand
The week: Goodbye to the euro, see you again sometimes?
Is the euro coming at all, the Russian assets in Bulgaria are in for a freeze, trouble at the European prosecution
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
The week: A tragedy worth uniting for, Plovdiv mayor announces independence and the US ambassador leaves
The better angels of our nature
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
AE Solar Horizon to build solar panel plant in North Macedonia first
The German-Bulgarian company sticks to plans to launch production in Bulgaria at a later stage
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
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
The week: The two types of entrepreneurs, How Nexo affected politics, Bulgaria cashes in on the markets
What stories do we need to tell more
The largest machinery and equipment companies: Back on the growth track
The leading 45 companies in the sector recorded revenue growth of 23.5%, reaching 10.9 billion levs.
The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom
Last K Insights newsletter for 2022