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The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

K Insights 22/10: grocery stores flourish while clothes shops go under




Elections come round again: GERB's opponents have the momentum

Elections come round again: GERB's opponents have the momentum

This summer’s elections come amidst a flurry of domestic revelations and international sanctions, but will likely reproduce the spring’s fractured parliament - the big question is if the scales may tip further towards change



Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

These are the people and parties to watch at the upcoming 4 April Parliamentary vote



What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

While his opponents predict the end of his political career, the Prime minister seems poised to win the April 4 Parliamentary elections


Eyes wide shut (no more?)

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model


Forgotten scandals

Forgotten scandals

An update to the list of transgressions of the powerful that remained buried in the news of protests and pandemics.


Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.


Cracks under GERB’s feet

Cracks under GERB’s feet

While local election results seemed to prove that the ruling party has survived a series of scandals and debacles, signs are that control is slipping through Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s fingers


Players to watch: Borissov’s demoted lieutenant

Players to watch: Borissov’s demoted lieutenant

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the senior lieutenant of GERB leader Boyko Borissov and parliamentary whip, fell from grace in less than three months because of Apartmentgate


GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

GERB’s real (estate) troubles have just begun

A series of real estate scandals involving senior politicians, predominantly from the ruling GERB party or with ties to it, triggered hitherto unseen public outrage and serial resignations. The more profound effects are still to be felt


Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Expectations that the May 2019 European Parliament elections would trigger a dramatic crisis of confidence in Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party following the real estate scandal did not materialize


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote


The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev