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Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation?

Pro-Kremlin propaganda has been flooding the country for years, fracturing the social fabric and offering a fruitful environment for the spread of disinformation



New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

With a huge new wave of infections sweeping through the country, the Petkov cabinet announces alternative regional lockdown measures



The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

Friday in news: Attitudes harden in Bulgaria, N. Macedonia as Kiril Petkov announces 18 January Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination as long as I am Prime Minister, Petkov says. There is no commitment to close Maritza East 2, but to cut emissions: Assen Vassilev. More:



Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Poor communication and broken trust in institutions left much of the public prone to disinformation and unjustified fears about the effects of jabs


The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

If your city is not ok, blame it on us; elections are here


The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

K Insights 22/10: grocery stores flourish while clothes shops go under


The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

COVID-19 mortality is still very high, a 30% rise in gas prices


What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

What the caretaker gov’t did - and where it faltered

Stefan Yanev’s first cabinet exposed many of the previous administration’s flawed practices but failed to fix many of them


How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

How superstition proved stronger than vaccines in Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present the second installment of "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"


The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees


The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget

The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget

To party or not to party, that is Kiril Petkov’s question, (some) Covid restrictions, after all, and even more expensive electricity


Bulgaria enters new Covid wave with no restrictions, few vaccinations and rising deaths

Bulgaria enters new Covid wave with no restrictions, few vaccinations and rising deaths

The caretaker government is reluctant to implement its own anti-pandemic plan, fearing a backlash from business and the public


Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Vaccines, disinformation and Bulgaria

Kapital Insights and Friedrich Naumann Foundation present "The Chronicles of the Infodemic"