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Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow





Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades



The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

After WCC failed to gain sufficient support to form a new cabinet, early elections are the most likely scenario


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector



The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As



Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty


Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Without Parliament failing to adopt the relevant legislation, funds under the Recovery Plan will remain blocked.



Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Chiren - Bulgaria’s sole underground gas storage facility

Bulgaria’s energy independence from Russia hinges on Chiren’s capacity