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Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

The private truck parking facility was launched by the municipality of Ruse and is linked to the same entities controlling the Kapitan Andreevo crossing at Bulgaria's border with Turkey


Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

The governing formula that will come out of the 9 June elections is unclear, but one possibility looms large


The week: A second private border?

The week: A second private border?

A private Schengen, Elections loom again, How hard is it to buy trains


A smuggler for a day: how migrants pass through Bulgaria

A smuggler for a day: how migrants pass through Bulgaria

The story of a driver who transported refugees via the black market in Telegram


Gas tax for Schengen freedom? A last-ditch attempt to break the Austrian deadlock

Gas tax for Schengen freedom? A last-ditch attempt to break the Austrian deadlock

The leaders of the parliamentary majority drop the controversial fee in exchange for last-minute entry into the free travel zone, but full membership is unlikely


The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The top 40 companies have an average revenue growth of just 4%, unlike all other thriving sectors



The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The (very) strange Bulgarian housing market, a not so strange election and a bag of coke


How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

The lack of control and sanctions to enforce the right-of-way for pedestrians at crosswalks lead to less revenue for the state - and more casualties


The blockade of the Danube Bridge

The blockade of the Danube Bridge

The estimated value of the repairs is BGN 21 million and will take 2 years to finish. Meanwhile, there is no alternative route


The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

K Insights newsletter 01/09


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?


The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)



1000 km cable through the Black sea will interconnect Romania and Georgia. But where is Bulgaria?

1000 km cable through the Black sea will interconnect Romania and Georgia. But where is Bulgaria?

The pricey project will try to cut off Russia's energy influence



The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers



The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The optimist theory for the economy, Parliament is stuck, President is happy, and the Dutch don’t like us