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Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

The country’s largest companies reached record-breaking profit margins in the pandemic year


What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

Stefan Yanev’s first cabinet exposed many of the previous administration’s flawed practices but failed to fix many of them


Construction sector in 2020: The state paves the way for revenue growth

Construction sector in 2020: The state paves the way for revenue growth

The sharp increase in public funding for roads, railways, and gas infrastructure has boosted the revenue of the biggest construction companies in Bulgaria


The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


The silent gas war Russia is winning

The silent gas war Russia is winning

After decades of dictating the natural gas imports in Bulgaria, the Russians are intent on entering the internal market and reshaping the sector



Voltage runs high

Voltage runs high

The caretaker government sheds light on key problems in Bulgaria’s energy sector


The lost decade of Bulgaria

The lost decade of Bulgaria

The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism


The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

K Insights 28/05: Secret services revolt, energy sector on the brink and what’s wrong with the Nuclear Power Plant




Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded


TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

TurkStream’s hidden costs: lost lives and damage to the environment

The Russian pipeline through Bulgaria received notable support from the state and was built with breathtaking speed - with a cost


Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

K Insights 23/04: Some problems in the budget and a hope for sunshine in North Macedonia


Silence of the masters

Silence of the masters

The refusal of those in power to talk to the media risks further eroding what little public trust both still enjoy


An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

K Insights 09/04 : An earthquake in Bulgarian politics, the economy fares surprisingly well and a Wolf to beware of


The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price


Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing


Decisions for the next decade, vaccines for the next week and a small city you should put on your maps

Decisions for the next decade, vaccines for the next week and a small city you should put on your maps

K Insights 26/02: 2020 wasn't that bad, why a heating company is listing on the stock exchange