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Austria’s Borealis to buy plastic bag recycler in Bulgaria

Austria’s Borealis to buy plastic bag recycler in Bulgaria

Integra Plastics operates a recycling plant near Sofia built by sunflower oil producer Oliva as a unique facility in the region


Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Loads of different players from the beer, meat, sunflower and sweets sectors make up the top 50 ranking


Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Four leading Bulgarian economists highlight the most significant trends of 2023.


The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

Bulgaria gets a half-Schengen, Peevski gets a half party, and something awful is going on in the police


Bulgarian agriculture sector posts hefty profits in 2022

Bulgarian agriculture sector posts hefty profits in 2022

The war in Ukraine propelled global prices higher and Bulgarian companies benefited from the rise


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


The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

How not to lose another decade



The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

K Insights newsletter 01/09


Bulgaria’s Oliva to build a 100-million-euro grain port terminal near Varna

Bulgaria’s Oliva to build a 100-million-euro grain port terminal near Varna

The European Investment Bank providing 50 million euro for the project, due to be completed by mid-2026



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


Oliva leads the food and beverage sector

Oliva leads the food and beverage sector

In 2021 food and beverage manufacturers reached their pre-Covid business levels. This year, it’s inflation that is upsetting the market


Biodiesel maker Astra Bioplant tops fuel sector’s ranking

Biodiesel maker Astra Bioplant tops fuel sector’s ranking

Long-time leader Lukoil Neftochim Burgas drops to fourth position


The biggest agricultural companies: Grain goes to space

The biggest agricultural companies: Grain goes to space

Traders and producers of wheat, corn, sunflower grow revenue more than 54%



The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

In Bulgaria, the sunflower oil business was worth close to 1.5 bln levs (767 million euro) last year


Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Exports to Russia and Ukraine account for only 2.4% of Bulgaria’s total, but supply chains have been destroyed


The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns


Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production