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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)



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: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

Trust and the Euro, How to make money disappear, Customs in disarray


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


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



Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care


Angela Rodel: "The past can become dangerous when it becomes collectivized, shallow and sold back as propaganda"

Angela Rodel: "The past can become dangerous when it becomes collectivized, shallow and sold back as propaganda"

The translator of the award-winning novel by Georgi Gospodinov talks linguistics, the dangers lurking in the collective past and how Bulgaria has changed in the past 20 years


Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

Despite hiccups, Bulgaria is poised to get its first "rotational cabinet"

WCC-DB and GERB managed to broker a compromise after some limited concessions from the reformists


The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The unenviable task of trying to explain all this


Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

Laundering Borissov, purging the secret services, coordinating with embassies: What froze cabinet talks?

A leaked discussion of WCC’s National Council has jeopardized government negotiations with GERB


The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The country didn’t break. It was already broken


Devnya Cement: double revenues, splendid profits

Devnya Cement: double revenues, splendid profits

Company strongly improves its results in 2021 thanks to stronger demand and cost optimization


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 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


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

The week: The best place to start fighting the corruption, Don’t count a coalition before it’s hatched, Crypto collapse

A fatal crash exposes depth of state capture, No gov’t + crypto layoffs and M&As