The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
Bulgaria: the election season is far from over
More parties and new coalitions promise to enter the next contest, which looks set for 2 April
Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?
With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process
The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil
Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest
The week: Catching-up with the neighbors and looking for a lost highway
The decisive month for Bulgaria, how we lost tens of millions on a highway, and whom did Stoichkov meet?
The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins
Bulgaria inches towards becoming the only continental country outside the free travel zone, but there is still a chance for a last-minute realignment
Michiel Van Driessche, Felixx Landscape Architects: Sofia can remove the cars around Alexander Nevsky square
The next step will then be to rethink the traffic system, he says in an interview for Capital Weekly
GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament
Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout
The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG
Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?
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 private border of Bulgaria and the EU
Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.
All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev
Who’s who in the caretaker cabinet of Galab Donev and what is at stake for them - and Bulgaria - in the next three months
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
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