Why eleven years of EU membership have not brought about the positive changes that most Bulgarians expected
In a verbal spat between General Rumen Radev, a former fighter pilot, and General Boyko Borissov, a former fireman, the rarely mentioned name of business mogul Delyan Peevski emerged but that may not amount to much
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has a weak spot for protests - especially when they target him or touch on sensitive topics
Why is Plamen Georgiev not likely to become "Mr. Clean"?
Despite the recent wave of violent crime, the country is not the hellhole described by the media.
The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests
Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers
Bulgaria and other East European countries still lack institutional frameworks that hold politicians accountable
Investors in Bulgaria must be constantly on the lookout for whether their company might be stolen by means of documentary fraud, fake proceedings, or a competitor with good ties to the government
How has hybrid propaganda so easily penetrated Bulgaria’s social space and what does this mean for society and democracy within Bulgaria?
Bulgarians have a long tradition of mistrusting authority and seeing it as an outside influence, regardless if it is the Ottomans, the Tsar, the Communists or the current democratic regime
Vote buying in Bulgaria is a sign of clientelism government
Despite Bulgaria’s overriding enthusiasm for the EU membership, public opinion hostile to the EU has begun to take hold
International media focus on Bulgaria during the country’s presidency of the Council of the EU coincides with some ugly scandals that resonate across Europe and tarnish the image of the country which was already far from pristine
The Kremlin uses its influence in the region to try to divert it from Euro-Atlantic integration
The European Central Bank seems unenthusiastic about Sofia's intention to apply for admission into the eurozone's training grounds
In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased
An allegedly secessionist call brings to surface the plight of the poorest region in the EU
Brussels' projections for the Bulgarian economy dip
Gross domestic product grew by 3.6% y/y in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a negative contribution from net exports and weak investment
Microfinance business model has proven to be successful, so it is time financial service providers to get involved
Bulgartabac as a case-study in the effects of Bulgaria's politically entangled privatization process: How Delyan Peevski managed to transform the one-time tobacco giant into a midget despite massive state support.
OneCoin offices were searched at the request of German investigators on suspicion of involvement in a pyramid fraud scheme and money laundering
The richest Czech will combine media and telecoms businesses in Bulgaria and the region, which he may resell in the future
The Norwegian telecommunications group has chosen billionaire Petr Kellner to become the new owner of its mobile business in Bulgaria
Outside of the two major television channels, almost all Bulgarian media companies are operating at a loss or generate very low profits
COMPANIES TARGETING ONLY END USERS ARE A RARE CASE
Expectations for 2018 are for a calm market
The broad political support for the deal coupled with doubts about the identity of the real buyer raises fears that Municipal Bank may suffer the fate of collapsed Corpbank
Despite legislation against such practices adopted in 2017 they continue uninterrupted
THE SALE IS THE BIGGEST NPL DEAL SO FAR, AS BULGARIAN BANKS CONTINUE TO CLEAN THEIR BALANCE SHEETS
THE BIG PUBLIC OFFERING BY THE POULTRY PRODUCER WILL BE THE FIRST IN BULGARIA SINCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS HIT IN 2009
Sofia bourse on final stretch of setting up BSE International segment
Sale of Bulgarian assets of Czech energy conglomerate CEZ to little known Bulgarian company Inercom raises eyebrows and stirs political tensions
Bulgaria is in a difficult position in leading member states in negotiations on the future EU energy policies
A pile of debts and expensive, unfunded preferential tariffs was left not shoveled away by four straight governments.
Will recent measures restore public trust in government regulation?