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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


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


Is the coalition going to survive? Six obstacles ahead

Is the coalition going to survive? Six obstacles ahead

The four-party coalition wants to bury the rising number of contentious topics confronting it - but this can only work for a while



Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov slams Bulgaria’s ill-preparedness for war or emergencies during address to Capital Weekly and business sector guests


All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

We have no signals that 2024 is not an achievable target date for the adoption of the euro, says the Deputy Prime Minister


Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

While PM Petkov promises humanitarian and military aid to Kyiv, Defense Minister Yanev and BSP remain opposed to any significant moves in support of Ukraine



Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

A new study finds that - unsurprisingly - lack of career opportunities and lower quality of life compared to Western Europe stop emigres from returning


The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common


2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

How the year fared for local literature, cinema and contemporary art


The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The regions of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik are a treasure trove for lovers of high-quality locally sourced red wines


The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

K insights 17/12: How not to run a parliament, and why "Yes, Minister" is a must-see



18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken



A bitter-sweet victory, growth slows, how much does a supercomputer cost

A bitter-sweet victory, growth slows, how much does a supercomputer cost

The new wave is here, a Presidential battle looms, air traffic is up


The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

If your city is not ok, blame it on us; elections are here


Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

Who wants to be a President? A short guide to the main contenders

The entry of Anastas Gerdjikov and Lozan Panov into the race created some intrigue, but the real dangers to Rumen Radev’s reelection are the Covid crisis and rising energy prices