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What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


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





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


The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

Despite political hopes that the second batch of 8 US-made fighters would be cheaper, the initial offer price stands at 1.7 billion USD - a third more than in 2019


The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns


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


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions



The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

A new cabinet is unlikely to overturn Bulgaria’s position on N. Macedonia’s EU accession


Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges


Christo in Paris: L’Art de Triomphe

Christo in Paris: L’Art de Triomphe

"L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped", the posthumous work of the Bulgarian-born contemporary artist, is connected in more than one way to his country of origin


How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present the second installment of "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians



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


Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts