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Michiel Van Driessche, Felixx Landscape Architects: Sofia can remove the cars around Alexander Nevsky square

Michiel Van Driessche, Felixx Landscape Architects: Sofia can remove the cars around Alexander Nevsky square

The next step will then be to rethink the traffic system, he says in an interview for Capital Weekly



Solar systems for self-consumption

Solar systems for self-consumption

Many Bulgarian businesses want to add photovoltaic systems to reduce their own electricity bills – what are their options?




Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities



Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Bulgarian cities’ plans for the next 7 years: between dreams and reality

Spending plans of Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna and Burgas are dominated by old ideas


Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

The northern part of the Black Sea has practically lost its access to maritime transport as the Russian war on Ukraine has increased insurance costs


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


The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

K insights: we look for good city ideas to finance and we have a special report on the Tech sector


The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

In Bulgaria, the sunflower oil business was worth close to 1.5 bln levs (767 million euro) last year


Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

A 1-million BGN pilot program by the Municipal authorities in the capital inspires citizens to propose urban development projects of their choosing


Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Five Bulgarian cities considering introduction of low-emission zones

Sofia plans to introduce low-emission zones in December 2022.


Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

Getting rid of Geshev, Tsatsarov and the specialized courts: What’s up with the judicial reform

The new authorities appear committed to oust the acting Prosecutor General, repair the anti-corruption organs and eliminate specialized magistracy


Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv Municipality has had plans for an urban railway, or S-Bahn as the Germans call it, for 30 years.


Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Sofia: big potential, lack of political energy

Excluding the subway and the garbage plant, substantive improvements have been lacking, even though the city has received 3 billion euro from the EU


Sofia’s new residential district

Sofia’s new residential district

Investors plan to inject 60 mln euro in a new complex of up to 3,300 apartments near the Central Railway Station



The Week: A foreign investor leaves, a new government might enter, Russians lent us money to pay them

The Week: A foreign investor leaves, a new government might enter, Russians lent us money to pay them

K Insights 30/07: Delta is coming, can you crush a hedgehog with bare ass