So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?
The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism designed to improve the judiciary has had no chance of generating meaningful reform in Rоmania and Bulgaria
The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign
While the Bulgarian authorities appear to be cracking down on some allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen, oligarchic interests favored by those in power receive a significant economic boost
Anti-liberal nativism is the new black on the Bulgarian political scene and this could cause serious trouble after the upcoming elections.
Protests calling for better conditions for disabled people and higher quality public works, through to demands to "change of the system", have rocked Bulgaria over the past three months, but there seems to be little momentum for snap elections just yet
Most of their owners are semi-anonymous, print media lose ad revenue and sell their content to the highest bidder
Sofia still faces a lack of efficient monitoring and initiative among the authorities to battle air pollution
Mistrust in institutions remains overwhelming
There are enough signals that Bulgaria is on the verge of joining the illiberal camp of Hungary and Poland in the EU, yet the government dare not take the final step
Government finance is set for a deficit in 2019 even though next year will likely be the last in the current positive economic cycle
Foreign direct investment has been decreasing for several years, but it has been partly substituted by local investors. The worrying trend is the overall decline in investment.
The Ministry of Health is attempting to revamp the ailing health care sector through increased government intervention but mounting criticism may dampen its enthusiasm
Gross domestic product growth slowed down to 3.0% year-on-year in the third quarter due to weakening exports and investment
KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev
The story of the biggest construction company in Bulgaria is a showcase of local business practices
A network of connected companies and individuals compiles, evaluates, and implements EU-funded projects
The country has only three properly functioning civilian airports
Ginka Varbakova, Ahmed Dogan, Brendo were the most active Bulgarians in the deals, as easterners replaced westerners
The SEE TOP 100 annual ranking published by business intelligence provider SeeNews comprises the biggest companies by total sales in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia
A business revival is visible everywhere, but stronger regions pull ahead, while the weaker ones still lag behind
The Gepard ranking of the most dynamic small or mid-sized companies in Bulgaria in 2017 comprises more enterprises that at any time over the past four years
In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.
The growth in activity and prices has noticeably slowed but there are no indications of a drop
The European Central Bank will be conducting an assessment of six lenders starting in November
The Bulgarian parliament introduced a temporary limit on the compensation paid for emotional distress in case of road accident fatalities
Bulgaria will re-enter two big energy projects – Belene Nuclear Power Plant and expansion of its gas transit network
Bulgaria’s second largest city is co-hosting the European capital of culture in 2019. These are some of the program’s highlights