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Monbat sells German lithium-ion battery maker EAS to Britishvolt for 36 million euro

Monbat sells German lithium-ion battery maker EAS to Britishvolt for 36 million euro

The Bulgarian group will remain indirectly involved with the technology, as part of the payment will be in shares of the British buyer


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better


Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

Year 1 of the new age of power generation in Bulgaria

In 2022, the country’s energy sector will begin a process of massive transformation, which promises to be dictated by business rather than politicians


A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

Bulgaria’s Recovery plan finally received a green light from the EU. Coal plants get a breather as local energy production takes precedence


Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Commercial lenders and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) provide financing for solar power plants for businesses. Also, there is a funding program with 200 million levs in grants under the Recovery Plan


Bozhidar Bozhanov: Electronic services should not be reserved only for a selected few

Bozhidar Bozhanov: Electronic services should not be reserved only for a selected few

Bulgarian minister of e-government talks to Kapital Insights


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.


A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Most sectors improved their results in 2020 but a surge in energy prices poses a risk to 2021 results


The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

The day in 3 news: Tensions as PM announces Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination planned: Petkov, Finance minister rejects the possible closure of Maritza East 2

Friday in news: Attitudes harden in Bulgaria, N. Macedonia as Kiril Petkov announces 18 January Skopje visit, No compulsory vaccination as long as I am Prime Minister, Petkov says. There is no commitment to close Maritza East 2, but to cut emissions: Assen Vassilev. More:



ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

Grzegorz Konieczny, Country Head, ING Bank Sofia and Marina Kobakova, Head of Sector Coverage, ING Bank, Sofia


Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Gas, electricity and coal - the combustible mix that blew up the economy


Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

GDP growth will accelerate to 4.9% in 2022 mainly on the back of funding from the EU’s recovery plan, according to the finance ministry’s October 2021 macroeconomic forecast


The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

K Insights 15/10: It’s good to promise, but better to deliver; a rapper enters politics, Football people say "no" to change


The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

Last year was strong for gold and copper yields, but the output of other metal producers fell. Despite the pandemic-induced crisis net sales of the sector’s leading firms are up



Sun is shining over Aurubis

Sun is shining over Aurubis

The company, which became the biggest one in terms of revenue in Bulgaria in 2020, is building a large solar plant for its own use


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan