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The week: The two types of entrepreneurs, How Nexo affected politics, Bulgaria cashes in on the markets

The week: The two types of entrepreneurs, How Nexo affected politics, Bulgaria cashes in on the markets

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The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The link with Greece is the first project that will really reduce Bulgaria’s dependence on Russian gas


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas


Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though


The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

Sales of antimicrobial products reached a new high of 184 million BGN last year with 12 million packs sold in pharmacies alone


A step away from OECD membership

A step away from OECD membership

Bulgaria has a real chance to become one of six new members of the "club of mostly rich countries" soon



Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

K Insights 18/06: Zaev comes and goes, exports keep on rising


Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

The financial sector got a reprieve for the coronavirus crisis but risks are yet to come in 2021


Bulgaria enters third pandemic wave, no new measures for now

Bulgaria enters third pandemic wave, no new measures for now

Mass vaccination postponed until beginning of March, Sofia has ordered 460,000 more dozes of the Moderna vaccine



A very Balkan debacle

A very Balkan debacle

Bulgaria’s blockage of N. Macedonia’s EU accession bid


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

Bulgaria weathered the first part of the pandemic unexpectedly well but then started failing


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

The economy has grown, industry is turning towards higher technology, but reforms have stagnated, hindering the country’s potential


The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The bulgarian tobacco holding controlled by Delyan Peevski has closed all production units but the authorities see no problem


Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote


Why can’t Brussels improve Bulgaria’s judicial system?

Why can’t Brussels improve Bulgaria’s judicial system?

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism designed to improve the judiciary has had no chance of generating meaningful reform in Rоmania and Bulgaria


Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?