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Ursula von der Leyen in Plovdiv, or "In Bulgaria, EPP is GERB"

Ursula von der Leyen in Plovdiv, or "In Bulgaria, EPP is GERB"

The leading candidate of the largest European party visited Boyko Borissov at a GERB election event in Plovdiv


The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

K Insights newsletter: 17/05


The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

Who needs Europe's money? Or a Foreign Minister? Kozloduy gets US nuclear fuel


Who is who in the Glavchev cabinet and what comes next

Who is who in the Glavchev cabinet and what comes next

The caretaker gov’t is dominated by GERB and MRF cadres, which are bound to restore the status quo



The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

Despite shakeups, it appears that "the assemblage" of GERB and WCC-DB, backed by MRF, will soldier on after 6 March - with some slight recalibrations


The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The Suddenly-important Ministry, More Russian spies pop up, and Meta buys a company


The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

Two drug distributors - Sopharma Trading and Phoenix Pharma - crossed the BGN 1 billion mark for the first time in 2022


The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

Corruption is bad for business, Tony Blair is here to help and NATO steps in for the infrastructure


Business meets government for the 17th time: what’s next for Bulgaria in 2024

Business meets government for the 17th time: what’s next for Bulgaria in 2024

Joining the Eurozone by the end of 2025 is "quite realistic," while the rotation cabinet might last more than 18 months, PM Nikolay Denkov told the conference organized by Capital


What’s next for the Constitutional changes?

What’s next for the Constitutional changes?

Judicial reform via the basic law has been one of the six priorities of the ruling majority - see where it is heading


The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

The week: It’s GERB’s election to lose. Again.

Who’s going to run the cities, is there a Recovery Plan at all, what is a Russian-born oligarch doing in Plovdiv


100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms


The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

The week: A coalition is (still) born, a mobster is killed, and a Booker is won

K Insights newsletter 26/05


Last-minute rotation: GERB and WCC-DB agree on a government

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.




"Unconventional proposal." Are GERB and WCC-DB working towards a gov’t?

"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