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Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia


What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out


The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

Sales of antimicrobial products reached a new high of 184 million BGN last year with 12 million packs sold in pharmacies alone


Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Excluding the subway and the garbage plant, substantive improvements have been lacking, even though the city has received 3 billion euro from the EU


What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

Stefan Yanev’s first cabinet exposed many of the previous administration’s flawed practices but failed to fix many of them



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


The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

The Black Wednesday: Integrated Public Transport "Through The Looking Glass"

A 57-million euro project for better urban transport infrastructure that was due for completion in 2016, but still isn’t fully operational to this day


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan


The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

How Varna Municipality paid 21 million euro in state money for a parking lot belonging to BSP mogul Georgi Gergov


Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

How would the state manage another surge in infections and what did it botch in the past year-and-a half


The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

K Insights 18/06: Zaev comes and goes, exports keep on rising


A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

State bank funding oligarchs, state firms funnelling billions into cartels and secret services loyal to the party rather than the state - these are just part of GERB’s corrupt legacy




The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

K insights 04/06: budget swings back to negative, Sin Cars get funding


The lost decade of Bulgaria

The lost decade of Bulgaria

The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism