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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




Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

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


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades



The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


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


Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

In 2022, the country’s energy sector will begin a process of massive transformation, which promises to be dictated by business rather than politicians



The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The new Bulgarian radical party - how worried should we be about Vazrazhdane

The leader Kostadin Kostadinov uses very well the social media and jumps on the populist anti-establishment bandwagons but cannot propose a viable agenda for governing


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


The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees


Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

The government will spend 2 billion levs on populist measures without targeting the most vulnerable groups in society


Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Does Bulgaria really have 213,000 bitcoins?

Five years after the first information that the Bulgarian state had seized crypto worth billions of dollars, inside sources and other information from the new cabinet reveal that there were never any bitcoins at all


The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

Can the coalition live up to its promises, DIY photovoltaics and good news for "Made in BG" cargo drones


The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

Gas and other disasters, rent-a-mob week looms, Ohrid is in from the cold


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

In this two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state