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A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

A festival summer: KInsights’ guide to the top music in Bulgaria this holiday season

Festivals and concerts return to the country after two years of Covid


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


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%


2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

Nessebar joins top 10


The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

GERB, salaries and energy bills all head north



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


Summer is here: the most inviting hangouts, in and out of Sofia

Summer is here: the most inviting hangouts, in and out of Sofia

Several recommendations for recently opened or renovated fine dine and casual places in the capital, countrywide and on the seaside




The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

K Insights 18/06: Zaev comes and goes, exports keep on rising



Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Bookings at ski and spa resorts slump up to 70%


The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics




Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


The loneliest summer

The loneliest summer

While small towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoy the return of domestic tourists, large resorts traditionally relying on foreigner visitors look deserted