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The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

The history of a veto: How Bulgaria’s stance on Skopje evolved

Sofia has hardened its position vis-a-vis Skopje quietly, but consistently in the past three years, practically sabotaging Western Balkan EU integration



The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


The week: A new coalition was born, the billions for the road cartel were halted, what the hell has gone wrong with the Bulgarian army

The week: A new coalition was born, the billions for the road cartel were halted, what the hell has gone wrong with the Bulgarian army

"We will bring you down", we have 2.5 billion reasons to do so + an MP not afraid of going back to her village


How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

The mystery of the phantom aircraft is a stress test for Bulgarian national security - which the state is so far failing



Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

Putting an end to this agony: Trifonov leaves the coalition, WCC promises minority gov’t

TISP leader claims he abdicates over N. Macedonia "treachery" and gov’t debt, WCC blames Trifonov’s party for backing off from corruption reforms and trying to feed the road cartel


Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

The country does not meet the criterion of inflation but the political differences in the ruling coalition pose a bigger problem


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


Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

The government will spend 2 billion levs on populist measures without targeting the most vulnerable groups in society


Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

Can the coalition live up to its promises, DIY photovoltaics and good news for "Made in BG" cargo drones


Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation


The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

Gas and other disasters, rent-a-mob week looms, Ohrid is in from the cold


Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Former Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, leftist spearhead Maya Manolova and former TISP cadres are jumping on the "anti-war" bandwagon of Vazrazhdane and BSP with new political factions


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a 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 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 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