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Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Investment in the project’s first phase costs 107 million levs, production to start in 2025


Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

The full text of the decree terminating the case for extortion of the mogul by Boyko Borissov and Vladislav Goranov gives a detailed chronology of the affair, but won’t reach court


Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.


Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Low investment rates limit the country’s long-term potential for economic growth


Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Both the purchase of anti-ship rockets and armored vehicles might happen via direct negotiations with sellers instead of bids, which brings risks



The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the roads, search for gas in the sea, a Ukrainian hit-list and Lukoil is in for some trouble



Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

We are discussing opening an office in Sofia, says the new CEO of EIT Digital


Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote


The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

A thunder in the sky of dust


The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list



Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending


Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Who are the people behind PPS Manufacturing and what are their beliefs


The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter


PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

The Bulgarian company started the first nitrile-glove production in Europe and is aimed at taking up the leadership position in the sector



Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades