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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)


Nothing’s worse than sunny weather

Nothing’s worse than sunny weather

Disruptions across Europe are surprisingly due to Bulgaria and the inability to balance the system



Bulgaria Economic Trends: Wage Growth Slowing Down

Bulgaria Economic Trends: Wage Growth Slowing Down

Wage increases are expected to decelerate this year, ranging between 5% and 14%



Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

The new protest party rode on the wave of social media and sounds even more extreme than Vazrazhdane - can it be tamed?


Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

The price of the deal is not disclosed but calculations show it tops 50 million euro





Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

The private truck parking facility was launched by the municipality of Ruse and is linked to the same entities controlling the Kapitan Andreevo crossing at Bulgaria's border with Turkey



Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Driven by their love for sport, three friends built Balkan Climbing - the largest climbing center in the Balkans



Private equity fund BlackPeak gets nearly 30% stake in Bianor

Private equity fund BlackPeak gets nearly 30% stake in Bianor

The technology holding plans to use the freshly raised capital for new acquisitions



Elections 2024: GERB wins convincingly, but forming a majority might prove elusive

Elections 2024: GERB wins convincingly, but forming a majority might prove elusive

Extremely low turnout and the unexpected rise of a new radical party on TikTok expose the deepening representation crisis


The week: GERB makes a comeback

The week: GERB makes a comeback

The return of Borissov, Saudis eye a telecom & TV channel and the Missing Cryptoqueen’s drug lord