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Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow


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


What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Bulgaria’s energy independence from Russia hinges on Chiren’s capacity


Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas


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 end of the free press is the beginning of wars

The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

Independent journalism in democratic societies is one of the most important barriers to autocracy


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

In this 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


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

K Insights 21/4: The two roads ahead for Bulgaria and strike season is upon us


The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out


Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov slams Bulgaria’s ill-preparedness for war or emergencies during address to Capital Weekly and business sector guests



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



A gift for 25 million levs, a new financial overlord and a very wealthy referee

A gift for 25 million levs, a new financial overlord and a very wealthy referee

For-sale municipalities, a coalition is born, growth turns out to be 4%


How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created