The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist
Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)
The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore
A thunder in the sky of dust
The week: Goodbye to the euro, see you again sometimes?
Is the euro coming at all, the Russian assets in Bulgaria are in for a freeze, trouble at the European prosecution
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red
Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off
The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow
Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts
GERB wins vote, but unlikely to reign in another fractured Parliament
Seven parties crossed the 4% threshold in another inconsequential election with a low turnout
The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important
Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it
What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?
The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition
The private border of Bulgaria and the EU
Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.
The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?
Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter
Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?
The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling
Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough
An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis