The week: No, Bulgaria is not bankrupt - just dangerously populist
Money, guns and bloody populism (+ a really good book)
How did Bulgaria get so expensive?
Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand
No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?
Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry
The week: The public shaming of Sofia continues, Record wage growth, A slap from across the Danube
K Insights Weekly Newsletter 17/02
The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great
The past still has power over us
Spirits producer VP Brands to buy vinegar maker Veda
The anti-trust body has put two conditions, as the deal will give a dominant position to the united group
Growth in housing prices in Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas
In the two seaside cities deals increased at the beginning of 2022, but in Plovdiv their number decreased slightly
Rents going up more slowly than housing prices
Home rents increase, following the rise in mortgage payments, incomes and inflation.
An e-platform allows remote working from a chosen location
Multispace is catered to employers who wish to diversify their employees’ working life and save on office expenses
Bulgarians have lost 860,000 years of collective lifespan due to Covid
The country recorded the highest number of excess deaths worldwide during the pandemic, according to an expert report
The most dynamic, the most profitable and the companies with the most employees in Bulgaria
Profitability of the largest companies in Bulgaria continues to improve in 2021, while revenues of the fastest-growing large firms jump to an unprecedented 144%
Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling
Three Internal Ministry officers have died and one is in critical condition after clashes with traffickers and inadequate training and equipment are to blame