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An (un)holy audit

An (un)holy audit

A rare financial inspection by the Revenue agency created consternation within the Bulgarian Orthodox Church


The redesigning of the 8 billion euros agricultural subsidies plan

The redesigning of the 8 billion euros agricultural subsidies plan

The changes are triggered by the low interest shown in certain programs.


Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

The revenue growth of the top 30 companies in the sector slowed to 22% in 2022


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%.


The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

The week: To leave or not to leave, that’s Lukoil’s question

Russian oil derogation shenanigans, Bulgarian PISA tower crumbles, good times for bankers and farmers


Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Kaufland remains leader, while Lidl approaches the top with a turnover of nearly 2 billion levs


The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The biggest construction companies: boom in real estate, slump in road building

The top 40 companies have an average revenue growth of just 4%, unlike all other thriving sectors


Protests, corruption and hiding from fans: Bulgaria’s football reaches a boiling point

Protests, corruption and hiding from fans: Bulgaria’s football reaches a boiling point

Bulgarian football is going down for years, but the exclamation point is now



Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Bulgaria adopts tariff on Russian gas that might see the price of Russian gas supplies soaring throughout Europe


A Russian Oligarch’s Son and his Plovdiv Odyssey: Part II

A Russian Oligarch’s Son and his Plovdiv Odyssey: Part II

Two years after the arrival of Russian oligarch’s son Anton Zingarevich, the finances of the leading Plovdiv football club in Plovdiv are a mystery


Bulgaria’s fintech sector grows in H1 2023

Bulgaria’s fintech sector grows in H1 2023

Companies report increase in assets and consumers, expand product offerings


Higher expenses erode Bulgaria’s budget surplus in August

Higher expenses erode Bulgaria’s budget surplus in August

After two months of being in surplus, state finances swung to deficit



Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Budget plan 2023: More VAT revenue, less capital spending to contain budget deficit at 3%

Finance Minister Assen Vassilev presented the framework of his plan for the state finances, which should be ready at the beginning of July


The Bulgarian unit of Belgium’s Televic to triple production of communications systems

The Bulgarian unit of Belgium’s Televic to triple production of communications systems

The company will invest 10 million levs in a new plant and add circuit board assembly to its line of business


Niki Rotor Aviation launches new gyrocopter model, plans production expansion

Niki Rotor Aviation launches new gyrocopter model, plans production expansion

In three years, the Pravets-based company will manufacture components in a larger factory



The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The week: Bulgarian politics in meltdown, corruption scandals revived and budget troubles

The unenviable task of trying to explain all this


The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

K Insights newsletter: 21/04