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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)


Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

Is a GERB and MRF coalition brewing?

The governing formula that will come out of the 9 June elections is unclear, but one possibility looms large


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


Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

The fortnight-old Glavchev cabinet is no longer trying to hide its allegiances


The week: Finally, some money for the cities

The week: Finally, some money for the cities

Money for the regions, Mud for political enemies, Solar for our neighbors


A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

Two strange stories from last week converge into one


Vitosha Venture Partners commits 1.5 million euros across 5 companies

Vitosha Venture Partners commits 1.5 million euros across 5 companies

The VC firm will focus on portfolio development and prepare for the launch of a new fund



Rotation failed: Another early vote looms

Rotation failed: Another early vote looms

On Sunday, PM-designate Mariya Gabriel announced that she is withdrawing her nomination, GERB and MRF called for elections.


The week: No country for the old

The week: No country for the old

The young have made it through, The rotation is now a centrifuge, Bulgarian football goes for old


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


DIY chains: another boom in sales

DIY chains: another boom in sales

Bulgaria’s top five retailers project further revenue growth in 2023 after a strong 2022


Fruit and vegetables: Top firms’ incomes rise, yet problems remain

Fruit and vegetables: Top firms’ incomes rise, yet problems remain

In 2022, the total revenues of the 10 largest companies in the sector exceeded 95 million levs


The week: What a Big Mac can tell us about the future of Sofia

The week: What a Big Mac can tell us about the future of Sofia

Sofia gets really expensive, Peevski gets a post, and Real Estate keeps booming


The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The Suddenly-important Ministry, More Russian spies pop up, and Meta buys a company


Energy Summit 2024 will discuss the future of Bulgaria and the region

Energy Summit 2024 will discuss the future of Bulgaria and the region

The conference will bring many speakers from Europe and the energy business



The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

Two drug distributors - Sopharma Trading and Phoenix Pharma - crossed the BGN 1 billion mark for the first time in 2022


The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

Corruption is bad for business, Tony Blair is here to help and NATO steps in for the infrastructure


A smuggler for a day: how migrants pass through Bulgaria

A smuggler for a day: how migrants pass through Bulgaria

The story of a driver who transported refugees via the black market in Telegram