The selection of Ivan Geshev as the next Prosecutor General will likely go unopposed, triggering seven more wasted years on the anti-corruption front and even more blatant institutional abuse of power.
Prosecutors change the chief of the most secretive and professional Bulgarian security service
The July leak of National Revenue Agency data belonging to millions of taxpayers exposed the current state of Bulgaria’s cybersecurity and commitment to electronic governance
The parliament ratified a deal to purchase eight new F-16 US made fighter jets
Parliament endorses unlimited donations to political parties from individuals and businesses
After 14 years of undisputed GERB hegemony in Bulgaria’s capital city, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova finds a worthy opponent in ex-ombudsman Maya Manolova
The portfolio of Mariya Gabriel comes with vast responsibilities and a considerable budget but no political weight.
Even though three Bulgarians were considered for four of the five top positions in the EU institutions, in the end Sofia got a second-tier spot in the European Commission.
Europe’s largest automaker, Volkswagen, has yet to decide where to build its new production facility but Turkey seems favorite
Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union
Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to 3.3% in the second quarter of 2019, in line with the general European trend
Burdened by a lack of foresight and competence, the government failed to live up to its promises when introducing a road toll system
Bulgaria’s first mine since the end of communism starts operating with a $165 million investment by Canada’s Dundee Precious Metals
As many as 10% of the companies in the 2008 ranking have disappeared since then but half of the remaining businesses are twice the size they were a decade ago
The sector is the absolute champion in all of Capital´s Top 100 branch rankings for 2018. It reported the highest growth and the largest profits
The industry is going through a transformation and the share of businesses with more added value will continue to grow
The sector has achieved significant revenue growth mostly stemming from government contracts for infrastructure projects, but also because of a revival in the real estate market
After a record-breaking 2017, manufacturers and traders reported a downturn. The sector’s profit fell by half in 2018 compared to the previous year
The biggest companies in the sector continued growing in 2018, with total revenue exceeding 8 billion levs
Revenues in the sector continued growing in 2018, albeit at a slower pace
The grain business thrived, as the good harvest and higher prices brought in more revenue.
Most producers had a strong year but reported no record jumps
The biggest companies in the sector increased their revenue by over 1 billion levs in 2018
A major restructuring is underway in the sector as new players seek a bigger share of the market
The sector performed well in 2018 but key challenges lie ahead – the Sofia Airport concession, the EU decision on trucks and the introduction of the toll tax in Bulgaria
Revenue growth slowed at retail chains in 2018 but remained adequate at over 8%
Motoretta's speeding up & Zeazoo's steady steps & L for Lale. Lager
The region finds it hard to expand beyond tourism despite its strong economic profile, good infrastructure and quality of life
Available space is expected to increase by 20% in the next three years
Four Bulgarian banks passed the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment, whereas Fibank and Investbank face capital shortfalls
The European insurance regulator has probed the ongoing issue of compensations paid in Bulgaria in the event of road accidents abroad
The SOFIX index, which tracks the 15 blue chips listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, posted its biggest monthly decrease this year in August, losing 2.28% to a closing value of 567.45 points.
Market manipulations are killing Bulgaria’s competitive advantage in energy