What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?
Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Bulgaria: No Territorial transition plans, no EU billions for coal transition
The caretaker government’s decision to link territorial plans submission with Recovery Plan negotiation puts at risk 1.2 billion in funding for three regions transitioning away from coal
The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore
A thunder in the sky of dust
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
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
Prosecution launches an attack against a political party because of Gazprom deliveries
The indictments of ex-Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov and two of his associates for mismanagement of the gas crisis of April 2022 lie on shaky grounds
The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why
The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list
The week: A tragedy worth uniting for, Plovdiv mayor announces independence and the US ambassador leaves
The better angels of our nature
The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great
The past still has power over us
Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?
The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs
Radev’s energy strategy for the next 30 years: 120 billion for dubious megaprojects
The caretaker cabinet’s grand vision for Bulgarian energy is full of questionable choices
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
Bulgaria: the election season is far from over
More parties and new coalitions promise to enter the next contest, which looks set for 2 April