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The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state


The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

Village life resuscitated, Zelensky finds fighting formula for our coalition and short-haul flights are in jeopardy


The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

K Insights 29/04: legalizing the industrial hemp, are 100 diplomats too many?


The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

K insights: we look for good city ideas to finance and we have a special report on the Tech sector


Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Behind the strongly worded support for Ukrainian integrity, many in Sofia still prefer to tread lightly so as not to anger the Kremlin and its zealots here


The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

The most dynamic companies: Revenue growth accelerates, construction dominates

Total revenue of the top 50 fastest-growing companies rose by 87% in 2020




Gas supply to Serbia, Hungary halts after an accident in the Bulgarian section of TurkStream

Gas supply to Serbia, Hungary halts after an accident in the Bulgarian section of TurkStream

A section of the old gas transmission network in Northern Bulgaria has stopped the supply of Russian gas through the pipe, completed for over 1.3 billion euro last year


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