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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



The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns


Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

A new study finds that - unsurprisingly - lack of career opportunities and lower quality of life compared to Western Europe stop emigres from returning


Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Fewer working people, decimation of the North, migration as important as death - those are some of the basic lessons from the preliminary results of the demographic study published last week


Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Its employment rate stands below Bulgaria’s average


Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Bulgaria explained: Why is the fertility coefficient higher in Sofia province than in Sofia city?

Bulgaria explained: Why is the fertility coefficient higher in Sofia province than in Sofia city?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Amongst the turmoil, Bulgaria gets a budget revision

Amongst the turmoil, Bulgaria gets a budget revision

Revenues rise by 2.5 bln levs, expenditures grow by 2.3 bln levs


Bulgarian politics enters chaotic fall

Bulgarian politics enters chaotic fall

With parliament’s days numbered, uncertainty reigns - especially over the logistics of the third national election


Shaky business: Six risks Bulgaria faces over the coming months

Shaky business: Six risks Bulgaria faces over the coming months

Political instability aside, the country has to deal with a fourth Covid wave, inevitable refugee crisis, higher energy bills and more this autumn


Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

The Black sea urban center looks for potential new investors in high-tech manufacturing to attract employees from the apparel and food industries


Between Sofia and Istanbul: the new beginning of Haskovo

Between Sofia and Istanbul: the new beginning of Haskovo

The least developed region in South Bulgaria gains momentum and holds a promise for the future



Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.


In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

The economic indicators of the regions of Shumen and Targovishte lag behind national averages but population trends are optimistic


Trends from Bulgaria’s regions

Trends from Bulgaria’s regions

Changes at large local employers drive 2018 growth in several Bulgarian districts


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


New cigarette peak

New cigarette peak

Rothmans primed to become the best-selling brand in Bulgaria


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime