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The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The potential restart of payments - in rubles - to the Russian gas giant, advocated by President Radev’s caretaker cabinet could incur 1.8 billion euro in damages for Sofia


The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter


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




October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

October elections or a surprise with mandate #3: What’s next for Bulgarian politics?

After WCC failed to gain sufficient support to form a new cabinet, early elections are the most likely scenario


Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

Gov’t teeters on brink after six stormy months

With TISP pledging to support GERB’s vote of no-confidence next week and the ruling coalition at least six MPs short of keeping its majority, Petkov’s cabinet looks terminal


How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act



Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation



What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

More significant NATO presence in the country and further investments in key military equipment are likely in the aftermath of the Russian invasion


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


The year in politics - and what to expect in 2022

The year in politics - and what to expect in 2022

Bulgaria underwent its most turbulent year in the new century - and more upheavals seem sure to come next year



The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

K Insights 03/12: top positions still veiled in secrecy, first snow causes no go-slow (surprise)


Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

The statistics office reported a surprisingly low 0.4% GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2021