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The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The unenviable task of trying to explain all this


Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

The main growth drivers reached an inflection point in Q1 2023


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.


The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The country didn’t break. It was already broken



The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

K Insights newsletter: 21/04


Hills of Rock in Plovdiv and Velingrad Arte feastival canceled this year

Hills of Rock in Plovdiv and Velingrad Arte feastival canceled this year

Francofolies is coming to the city under the hills, and the organizer Fest team is targeting family events and solo concerts


The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

The week: Borissov is back, The Yellow brick road of sorrow and the electoral queen from Varna

K Insights newsletter 07/04


GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely

GERB narrowly wins Sunday vote, but cabinet still unlikely

The big winners of the vote are the Russophiles from Vazrazhdane, while for the reformist coalition the sum turns out to be less than its parts


Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote


The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist

Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)


Bulsatcom deal shatters peace in Bulgarian telecom market

Bulsatcom deal shatters peace in Bulgarian telecom market

The competition authority must decide whether Vivacom is gaining too much control over the market after financing the purchase of the pay-TV operator



What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

What happened to Bulgaria’s largest builder?

Veliko Zhelev, the boss of infrastructure giant Hirdrostroy, was briefly arrested last week for harassing an employee. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?



No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry


The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube

The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube

K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02


Bulgarian banks’ profit hits record 2 billion levs in 2022

Bulgarian banks’ profit hits record 2 billion levs in 2022

The banking sector posts the strongest growth in all segments since the global crisis


Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs