Support for the President declines
President Rumen Radev's approval rating is decreasing due to negative evaluations from supporters of We Continue the Change and Democratic Bulgaria.
For several months now, negative assessments of Radev have exceeded positive ones. In December, 42% of respondents gave a positive assessment whereas 46% of them gave a negative one. The president's popularity began to wane in July 2022 when the Petkov cabinet was ousted and the Radev-appointed caretaker government came to power.
Business results improve despite Ukraine war
The cumulative crises of the last 2-3 years have hit company results hard, all of which marked sharp declines compared to 2019. At the same time, 2022 marks an improvement in certain indicators. This is shown by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce's (BCC) traditional survey of its members, in which 796 micro, small, medium and large enterprises participated.
A total of 12% of respondents say that the business climate has improved in 2022, and 18% report this applies to their own company. Compared to 2021, business liabilities to everyone - banks, counterparties, the budget - are decreasing. A total of 82% approve of anti-crisis energy measures to support businesses, the survey shows.
Borovets - most profitable ski resort in Europe, Bansko comes third
The Bulgarian ski resort of Borovets has been named the cheapest destination in Europe for British skiers, according to the latest Post Office Travel Money survey, which covers 32 European resorts.
A visitor to Borovets has to pay an average of 506 pounds for a one-week lift pass, ski equipment, six lunches and ski school tuition. The second cheapest resort is the Italian resort of Bardonecchia, where a Brit would have to allocate 512 pounds, while the third place goes to another Bulgarian resort - Bansko, which would cost 537 pounds.