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The week: GERB makes a comeback

The week: GERB makes a comeback

The return of Borissov, Saudis eye a telecom & TV channel and the Missing Cryptoqueen’s drug lord


Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Meanwhile, households will have missed the optimum moment for liberalization because electricity prices are currently at their lowest


Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

The fortnight-old Glavchev cabinet is no longer trying to hide its allegiances


Atidzhe Alieva-Veli: More small farms risk paying for emission permits

Atidzhe Alieva-Veli: More small farms risk paying for emission permits

MRF and Renew Europe MEP talks about the EU Industrial Emissions Directive changes in the pipeline


The redesigning of the 8 billion euros agricultural subsidies plan

The redesigning of the 8 billion euros agricultural subsidies plan

The changes are triggered by the low interest shown in certain programs.


Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

The full text of the decree terminating the case for extortion of the mogul by Boyko Borissov and Vladislav Goranov gives a detailed chronology of the affair, but won’t reach court



Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Following an 11-hour session, Parliament approved various new expenditures, focusing on salary hikes.



What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

The government is preparing a final recovery plan proposal and is now planning to close 800 MW of coal-fired capacity and limit the capacity of Maritsa East TPPS by 30%


The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

The week: First red flags for the new majority, Geshev’s last stand and a dead man crossing borders

Is the second "historic compromise" going to end up like the first?


Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

A planned regulation on essential oils in the EU revived unjustified fears of yet another "European conspiracy" against a sensitive Bulgarian product


No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry


How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

The unvoted amendment to the Insurance Code blocks Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone



The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

Brussels wants to know who's investing, Fool's day elections, waiting for John Malkovich


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news



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


Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv Municipality has had plans for an urban railway, or S-Bahn as the Germans call it, for 30 years.