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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



Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%


2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

2022 starts with a 100% increase in real estate deals in Nessebar and 9% in Sofia

Nessebar joins top 10


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


Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

GDP growth will accelerate to 4.9% in 2022 mainly on the back of funding from the EU’s recovery plan, according to the finance ministry’s October 2021 macroeconomic forecast



Summer 2021: One more lacklustre season

Summer 2021: One more lacklustre season

Bulgarian coastal tourism is facing another critical year due to delayed start and uncertain reservations


The brief 5G war

The brief 5G war

Bidding for frequencies in the 3.6 GHz range was quick and with no surprises


Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Bookings at ski and spa resorts slump up to 70%


The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price


Tourism this season: between freedom and fear

Tourism this season: between freedom and fear

Bulgaria has to figure out how to attract people again


A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

K Insights 12/02: April will be very busy, and coming up: new debt and a 5000 hp supercar


Winter tourism’s ice age

Winter tourism’s ice age

The hotel industry is facing a season of uncertainty, with demand to depend on how the pandemic will develop


Small businesses’ big crisis

Small businesses’ big crisis

Small firms which make up more than 90% of companies in Bulgaria, were hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


The loneliest summer

The loneliest summer

While small towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoy the return of domestic tourists, large resorts traditionally relying on foreigner visitors look deserted


Bulgaria’s GDP: Nowhere to go but up

Bulgaria’s GDP: Nowhere to go but up

The sharpest economic drop on record was expected to be followed by a quick recovery. The third quarter is not looking so good though.