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VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us



Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though


The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are


Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

The country’s largest companies reached record-breaking profit margins in the pandemic year


Locomotives of the future depart from Ruse

Locomotives of the future depart from Ruse

Express Service inherited 155 years of experience in train maintenance and construction and entered the XXI century with more powerful, greener machines


A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov

A slap from across the ocean: US sanctions Delyan Peevski, Vasil Bozhkov, and Ilko Zhelyazkov

These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"


16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

16 centuries later: the Bishop’s Basilica of Plovdiv reopens as a kingdom of mosaics

A 10-million euro PPP between Plovdiv Municipality, America for Bulgaria Foundation and many other organizations has made this historic landmark the best museum in the country


A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

K Insights 07/05: there are money for COVID-measures until June; who is the largest builder in Bulgaria


Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


A toy war

A toy war

How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Prime Minister Borissov met President Trump in an attempt to align the energy and security interests of the two countries, but trod carefully so as not to infringe upon Russian interests in Bulgaria.


Who owns the newspapers in Bulgaria?

Who owns the newspapers in Bulgaria?

Most of their owners are semi-anonymous, print media lose ad revenue and sell their content to the highest bidder


Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgarian politicians helped create Delyan Peevski’s media empire, but now fall prey to its unrestrained influence and his demands


A New Image for Mr Peevski

A New Image for Mr Peevski

A film production company is set to buy half of the newspaper business of the Bulgarian media mogul


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet