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Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

Bulgaria is still a captured state. The machine voting debacle proved it

The last-minute alteration of the voting rules showed that Bulgaria remains governed by a corrupt Mafia


The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

How not to lose another decade


The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the roads, search for gas in the sea, a Ukrainian hit-list and Lukoil is in for some trouble


How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

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?

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?