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Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

Corruption Concerns: EU Probing 11 Mln Levs Discrepancy in Bulgarian Tunnel Project

A report to the State Agency for National Security has brought to light the funneling of 11 million levs to shell companies. The main contractor in the project, local construction company GP Group, said it’s not a subject of any ongoing investigation.


The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

How GERB sold out to Putin (before the war), Rotation stuck and who designs Beyonce’s clothes in BG


Greece could soon devour Bulgaria’s energy market and industry

Greece could soon devour Bulgaria’s energy market and industry

Bulgaria's slow green transition could lead to dire economic consequences, while Athens is ready to take over


The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The top 40 companies have an average revenue growth of just 4%, unlike all other thriving sectors


The end of Barcelonagate? Borissov’s whitewashing continues as planned

The end of Barcelonagate? Borissov’s whitewashing continues as planned

Despite the change of leadership, the State Prosecution has buried one more high-profile case against a top brass politician


The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

One EU instrument which actually works, Wars bring the Balkans closer, The 6 centers of Bulgaria


Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Finance Minister Assen Vassilev presented the framework of his plan for the state finances, which should be ready at the beginning of July





The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

K insights newsletter on 24/03


Prosecution launches an attack against a political party because of Gazprom deliveries

Prosecution launches an attack against a political party because of Gazprom deliveries

The indictments of ex-Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov and two of his associates for mismanagement of the gas crisis of April 2022 lie on shaky grounds



Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Spanish aircraft and Italian ground troops to reinforce NATO’s flank in the country


The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

The week: Numbers and why we should love them, elections and census results are out and Schengen maybe?

K insights 07/10: And I guess that’s why they call it the (post-election) blues



Sofia’s flips over gas supplies show how fraught energy policy is after defying Moscow

Sofia’s flips over gas supplies show how fraught energy policy is after defying Moscow

After an inexplicable postponement, the caretaker gov’t and Bulgargaz finally open bids for short- and long-term LNG deliveries


Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions


The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?