How did Bulgaria get so expensive?
Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand
Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?
The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs
The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)
K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees
The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up
K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about
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
Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform
The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy
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
The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro
Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan
Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly
The businessman who rocked Bulgaria’s parliament in its final days over allegations of high-level corruption speaks to Capital weekly
A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now
K Insights 07/05: there are money for COVID-measures until June; who is the largest builder in Bulgaria
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
Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU
K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange
There is a lot of misuse of EU money in Bulgaria. Brussels hardly notices
The European Anti-Fraud office has threatened charges in connection with 6 mln.euro procurement in Sofia. This shows both the potential and the failings of OLAF.
Postponing the Fall
How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?
Witch hunter General
The selection of Ivan Geshev as the next Prosecutor General will likely go unopposed, triggering seven more wasted years on the anti-corruption front and even more blatant institutional abuse of power.
Bulgarian parties gear up for election year
The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote