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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



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


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


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Inflated prices, low liquidity and the slowdown of the world economy have brought about a sharp decline of sales in Bulgaria


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

The new EU Member States are only grudgingly toeing Brussels’ line on climate change


When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

When civic engagement works in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are often said to be insufficiently engaged civically but some cases prove otherwise


The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Outside of the two major television channels, almost all Bulgarian media companies are operating at a loss or generate very low profits


Five Years After

Five Years After

Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers


Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests