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Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Finance ministry targets 3.2% GDP growth, sees inflation at 4.8%


To prevent tragedies in the Mediterranean, there must be avenues for legal migration: Iliana Ivanova

To prevent tragedies in the Mediterranean, there must be avenues for legal migration: Iliana Ivanova

The new Bulgaria EU Commissioner, responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, in conversation with KInsights


Higher expenses erode Bulgaria’s budget surplus in August

Higher expenses erode Bulgaria’s budget surplus in August

After two months of being in surplus, state finances swung to deficit


Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Bulgaria's 2023 Budget: Salary Increases for Public Sector Workers

Following an 11-hour session, Parliament approved various new expenditures, focusing on salary hikes.


Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care


K10: The best banks of 2022

K10: The best banks of 2022

Unicredit Bulbank ranks first in Capital’s ranking, displacing the other traditional champion DSK from the top


KBC Bank Bulgaria wraps up legal merger into United Bulgarian Bank

KBC Bank Bulgaria wraps up legal merger into United Bulgarian Bank

The two banks’ operational unification will take a year or so


The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)




Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget


The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

They own 600 thousand square meters of offices in Sofia or half of the total available 1.24 million square meters of class A areas in the capital.


The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off



The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

With or without a regular government in place, the new parliament can vote on Budget 2023 but probably it will not have the will to cut spending



A new model: a company builds apartments for lease

A new model: a company builds apartments for lease

AG Capital plans to build 1,000 apartments for this purpose. Then the company will sell them to a fund in a package


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


Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty