The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles
The unenviable task of trying to explain all this
Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?
A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB
Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government
It will be formed with the second mandate of Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and will have Mariya Gabriel as his deputy. They will then swap positions after nine months.
The board is set, the pieces are moving: will there be a cabinet?
Borissov seems to be dictating the pace of the negotiations, WCC is trying to outmaneuver him, but might end up playing into his hands
The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting
Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do
"Unconventional proposal." Are GERB and WCC-DB working towards a gov’t?
In a sign of goodwill, the leaders of the two factions met for the first time on Tuesday, but a breakthrough remains far off
The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities
K Insights newsletter: 21/04
Hills of Rock in Plovdiv and Velingrad Arte feastival canceled this year
Francofolies is coming to the city under the hills, and the organizer Fest team is targeting family events and solo concerts
The week: The worst-case post-election scenario, a sock company leaves, Bulgarian football rulers refuse to
K Insights newsletter 30/04
Bulgaria risks losing 7 bln euro of EU funding while trying to preserve coal
Bulgaria will renegotiate the energy section of its Recovery and Resilience Plan with the European Commission
The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way
K insights newsletter on 24/03
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