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Illegal road repairs worth billions

Illegal road repairs worth billions

A cross-ministerial probe found that much of the money paid for roadworks and maintenance has been illegally allocated


Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

The new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) launches this fall with leading researchers and professors from across the globe


The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about


Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

Steel gets more expensive or missing, hitting construction

The shortage is due to terminated supplies from Ukraine and Russia, which are big producers



Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

The second-largest Bulgarian city is among the leaders of two rankings – of best tourist destinations in Europe and of small cities most attractive to foreign investors


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Behind the strongly worded support for Ukrainian integrity, many in Sofia still prefer to tread lightly so as not to anger the Kremlin and its zealots here


The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are


The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The honeymoon ends fast for the new government, economic optimism rises


Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Road tunnels are to be built under the Shipka pass in central Bulgaria, Petrohan pass in the west, and close to the Black Sea coast in the east, regional development minister Grozdan Karadzhov announced


The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The silent cyber-war, flights & fights with a neighbor, go easy with the Energy regulator


New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

With a huge new wave of infections sweeping through the country, the Petkov cabinet announces alternative regional lockdown measures


Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Fewer working people, decimation of the North, migration as important as death - those are some of the basic lessons from the preliminary results of the demographic study published last week


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: 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)