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Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

The private truck parking facility was launched by the municipality of Ruse and is linked to the same entities controlling the Kapitan Andreevo crossing at Bulgaria's border with Turkey


Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Driven by their love for sport, three friends built Balkan Climbing - the largest climbing center in the Balkans


The week: GERB makes a comeback

The week: GERB makes a comeback

The return of Borissov, Saudis eye a telecom & TV channel and the Missing Cryptoqueen’s drug lord


First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender


The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

The week: Is CEE turning into Latin America, The return of GERB is (almost) complete, Sofia's got trouble

K Insights newsletter: 17/05


The week: Who’s running the country?

The week: Who’s running the country?

Who is really in charge? Elections lurk on every corner and a pharmaceutical boom


Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

A report to the State Agency for National Security has brought to light the funneling of 11 million levs to shell companies. The main contractor in the project, local construction company GP Group, said it’s not a subject of any ongoing investigation.


The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

Trust and the Euro, How to make money disappear, Customs in disarray



How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

Turkstream used offshore companies and the financial capacity of Gazprombank


How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

A new data leak exposes how the Borissov-3 gov’t facilitated the construction of the TurkStream pipeline across Bulgaria against the country’s own interests and EU procurement rules


Sofia expanding with two new residential and commercial areas opposite the Business Park

Sofia expanding with two new residential and commercial areas opposite the Business Park

Owners of restituted land situated in green spaces in existing neigbourhoods will be able to construct residential and office buildings in specially designated new zones





The week: Going nuclear (again)

The week: Going nuclear (again)

The new Bulgarian mega-dream, eurozone delayed, Nexo comes back with a vengeance


Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Bulgaria's 2024 Budget: Focus on Infrastructure and Defense Investments

Finance ministry targets 3.2% GDP growth, sees inflation at 4.8%


The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The top 40 companies have an average revenue growth of just 4%, unlike all other thriving sectors


Bulgaria’s least indebted 50 companies in 2022

Bulgaria’s least indebted 50 companies in 2022

The average debt-to-asset ratio remains near 50%, narrowing slightly


The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The (very) strange Bulgarian housing market, a not so strange election and a bag of coke