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Elections 2024: GERB wins convincingly, but forming a majority might prove elusive

Elections 2024: GERB wins convincingly, but forming a majority might prove elusive

Extremely low turnout and the unexpected rise of a new radical party on TikTok expose the deepening representation crisis


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


The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

Who needs Europe's money? Or a Foreign Minister? Kozloduy gets US nuclear fuel


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: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

Russian oil derogation shenanigans, Bulgarian PISA tower crumbles, good times for bankers and farmers


KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

KInsights’ local election guide: What to watch out for

The upcoming vote will be a test for established and rising parties alike, and might lead to redistribution of power at national level


Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives on an unannounced visit to Bulgaria

The president of the beleaguered nation is meeting the cabinet, MPs from the ruling majority and his Bulgarian counterpart on his surprise one-day sojourn to Bulgaria


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: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

The week: Are parties going to agree on anything, the Azeri gas gambit and BNB cools down crediting

Coalition with GERB? Don’t look at what he says, look at what they do


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



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


The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list


Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

More parties and new coalitions promise to enter the next contest, which looks set for 2 April


What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

Dates and events to follow in 2023


Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process


The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

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


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

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