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The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll



The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Three seas in Sofia; No date for North Macedonia, welcome to the Rhodope mountain train






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


Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

The financial sector got a reprieve for the coronavirus crisis but risks are yet to come in 2021


Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing


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



A very Balkan debacle

A very Balkan debacle

Bulgaria’s blockage of N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid


Corona-debt

Corona-debt

Bulgaria raised 2.5 billion euro through the sale of Eurobonds under favorable conditions in September. The question is what the GERB-led government coalition will do with the money


A reluctant brotherhood

A reluctant brotherhood

Bulgaria’s attempt to thwart N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid ruins four years of diplomatic efforts and may lead to Sofia’s isolation in Brussels


Eyes wide shut (no more?)

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model


Ten years later: From bust to boom

Ten years later: From bust to boom

Ten years ago, business collapsed as a result of the global financial crisis; survivors now enter into a new hard season By Tedy Vasileva


Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

The country will continue implementing reforms in the judiciary and in the fight against organized crime and corruption, according to the ECB


It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

It is not easy being a Good Neighbor

Sofia’s decision to re-ignite identity disputes with North Macedonia comes at a sensitive moment, putting more than its good relations with Skopje in jeopardy


The Other Southwest

The Other Southwest

Blagoevgrad still lurks in Sofia’s shadow despite its position in the economically affluent Southwest