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VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Increase in real estate deals slows down in Q2 compared to first one

Sofia doesn’t see an increase in deals and other big cities also feel the cooling of the market


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades




The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

Central Asia's transport corridor is getting more important due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine


A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

Festivals and concerts return to the country after two years of Covid


Illegal road repairs worth billions

Illegal road repairs worth billions

A cross-ministerial probe found that much of the money paid for roadworks and maintenance has been illegally allocated


The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing




Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities



Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria


Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%