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The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

Brussels wants to know who's investing, Fool's day elections, waiting for John Malkovich


Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Nexo co-founders and executives charged as an organized crime group in Bulgaria

Charges ignite political firestorm in the country, while the company continues to operate worldwide


Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Prosecution goes after cryptobank, no chance of gov’t and coal to stay until 2038


The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

The week: Some good vibes for Christmas; Lukoil suddenly is very cooperative; The curious case of Bulsatcom

Last K Insights newsletter for 2022





Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

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: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia


Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

Bulgaria’s liberation from Russian gas

The apocalypse dreaded by many after Gazprom stopped its supplies to Bulgaria did not materialize – on the contrary, it became clear that Sofia can reduce its dependence on Moscow gas


The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

The unexpected digital champion of the state, how Zelensky saved Bulgaria’s government and flights to Skopje are in danger

Village life resuscitated, Zelensky finds fighting formula for our coalition and short-haul flights are in jeopardy



The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns


Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though



Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges


Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

The second cabinet appointed by President Radev this year is notable mostly for its absentees - Finance and Economy ministers Vassilev and Petkov, who will now be entering the political fray


Bulgarian politics enters chaotic fall

Bulgarian politics enters chaotic fall

With parliament’s days numbered, uncertainty reigns - especially over the logistics of the third national election


The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

How Varna Municipality paid 21 million euro in state money for a parking lot belonging to BSP mogul Georgi Gergov