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Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

The number of companies that ceased operations in the first four months of 2021 rose by 15% year-on-year. Meanwhile, newly registered firms are also increasing.


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan






Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

K Insights 23/04: Some problems in the budget and a hope for sunshine in North Macedonia


The outgoing government shuts down the National COVID unit

The outgoing government shuts down the National COVID unit

Why does it matter and what does it mean for the pandemic response in Bulgaria?





Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange



The new map of investments

The new map of investments

The potential for nearshoring production from China to Eastern Europe may give an additional boost to Plovdiv


Economic growth slips

Economic growth slips

Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to six-year low of 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020. Timid signs of recovery can already be seen but it is still too early for optimism


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


Instead of thousand words

Instead of thousand words