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The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

Economic centers start to gain speed across the country but the capital continues to soar far ahead


How Bulgaria feeds its road cartel

How Bulgaria feeds its road cartel

The government has poured upfront close to 4.6 billion levs (2.35 billion euro) of taxpayers' money into road construction - with no tenders and no transparency


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


The Other Southwest

The Other Southwest

Blagoevgrad still lurks in Sofia’s shadow despite its position in the economically affluent Southwest


Manufacturing is displacing retail at the top of Capital TOP100 ranking

Manufacturing is displacing retail at the top of Capital TOP100 ranking

As many as 10% of the companies in the 2008 ranking have disappeared since then but half of the remaining businesses are twice the size they were a decade ago


Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

The local economy recorded the highest growth rate among all Bulgarian regions in the past decade


Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Impact on retail and manufacturing is decisive


Will Volkswagen Arrive in Kremikovtzi?

Will Volkswagen Arrive in Kremikovtzi?

Bulgaria has an unprecedented opportunity to attract a major car maker


What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

It is now clear that euro zone membership has improved the economic performance of new member states


Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves

Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves

Foreign direct investment has been decreasing for several years, but it has been partly substituted by local investors. The worrying trend is the overall decline in investment.


Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased


Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans

Russia’s Economic Grip on the Western Balkans

The Kremlin uses its influence in the region to try to divert it from Euro-Atlantic integration


Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

The authorities need to start looking for new growth engines