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The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

K insights 04/06: budget swings back to negative, Sin Cars get funding


Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

The businessman who rocked Bulgaria’s parliament in its final days over allegations of high-level corruption speaks to Capital weekly


The sudden hype for hydrogen

The sudden hype for hydrogen

Why are Bulgaria and the EU suddenly betting on the most common element in the Universe


Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

These are the people and parties to watch at the upcoming 4 April Parliamentary vote


How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

Entrenchment in independent watchdogs and state companies could ensure GERB and MRF remain in power even if they lose the upcoming vote



Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


Au Revoir, SocGen

Au Revoir, SocGen

The Eastern European market turned too tight for Société Générale


Is a civic and democratic party still possible in Bulgaria?

Is a civic and democratic party still possible in Bulgaria?

The various splinters of the centre-right parties are attempting yet another unification


To what extent is Bulgaria really corrupt?

To what extent is Bulgaria really corrupt?

Graft is chronic; the good news is that business-related corruption is on the decline


How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

Vote buying in Bulgaria is a sign of clientelism government


Russia’s Influence – What’s It All About?

Russia’s Influence – What’s It All About?

Moskow plays an oportunistic role on the Balkans, it is not agenda-setter


A state under siege

A state under siege

Bulgaria remains a state captured by strong economic interests exerting systemic influence over key bodies in the administration and the judiciary


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

"Umni i Krasivi". Mercury Retrograde. Tsatsaratura.


Always with Europe, never against Russia

Always with Europe, never against Russia

Is Bulgaria under Boyko Borissov still a viable Western partner? or is it russia’s Trojan horse in the EU?


Kornelia Ninova, the new hope of the political left

Kornelia Ninova, the new hope of the political left

BSP elected an energetic, yet hectic leader who hopes to revitalize the party and make it an alternative to GERB