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The week: A second private border?

The week: A second private border?

A private Schengen, Elections loom again, How hard is it to buy trains


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


The week: Emperor Mihaylov lets Sofia burn

The week: Emperor Mihaylov lets Sofia burn

The 1989 of Bulgarian Football, Economy slows down, The ups&downs of Burgas


Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Both the purchase of anti-ship rockets and armored vehicles might happen via direct negotiations with sellers instead of bids, which brings risks


The hidden Roma economy and what we lose by letting them go

The hidden Roma economy and what we lose by letting them go

We can't keep people from leaving - or data from leaking + a rock from the sky


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: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The optimist theory for the economy, Parliament is stuck, President is happy, and the Dutch don’t like us


Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


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


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria


The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 1: How it works and who is behind it

In this two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

More significant NATO presence in the country and further investments in key military equipment are likely in the aftermath of the Russian invasion






The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Behind the strongly worded support for Ukrainian integrity, many in Sofia still prefer to tread lightly so as not to anger the Kremlin and its zealots here