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Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector



How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act



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 week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

Gas and other disasters, rent-a-mob week looms, Ohrid is in from the cold



The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

The week: Sofia emerges on Hi-Tech map, road cartels still hold sway and Bulgarians don’t like Putin anymore

K Insights 21/4: The two roads ahead for Bulgaria and strike season is upon us


The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about


The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

K Insights 15/10: It’s good to promise, but better to deliver; a rapper enters politics, Football people say "no" to change


The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

K Insights 28/05: Secret services revolt, energy sector on the brink and what’s wrong with the Nuclear Power Plant



Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


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


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


Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Meet the under - 30s - young, angry and potentially dangerous