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Bulgarian-founded fintech startup valued at $80m

Bulgarian-founded fintech startup valued at $80m

US-based QED Investors led the largest Series A funding round so far for a Bulgarian startup - 32m levs


Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


Spy saga turning hot?

Spy saga turning hot?

Bulgaria joined Czechia in accusing Russian saboteurs of blowing up arms and munitions factories in the country, but has consistently tried to hide the truth over the past decade


The secret 100 million euro investment of Russian billionaire Vagit Alekperov

The secret 100 million euro investment of Russian billionaire Vagit Alekperov

The president of Lukoil is behind the fund that bought Bulgaria Mall and office buildings in 2018


The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap


Startups in Bulgaria: March overview

Startups in Bulgaria: March overview

Halo Dx and MYX raise money for further expansion; SMSBump’s owner earns "unicorn" status


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces


BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

The price of the deal with Domuschiev brothers’ Advance Media Group tops 300 million euro


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgaria's bright side: When smart ideas turn into business

Bulgaria's bright side: When smart ideas turn into business

French macarons in Sofia & First street-food park & Robots + LEGO = success


Obtaining investment protection in Bulgaria

Obtaining investment protection in Bulgaria

The spiking political risk and the termination of Intra-EU bilateral investment treaty program are conflating in a dangerous spiral


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


Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

United Group is buying Bulgaria’s largest telecom – and eyeing a majority share in bTV


How much has Dr. Ruja pocketed?

How much has Dr. Ruja pocketed?

Until the fall of 2016 the OneCoin scheme earned 3.3 billion euro with a profit of 2 billion euro


Seventeen moments of autumn

Seventeen moments of autumn

The recent spate of "spying scandals" involving Russian diplomats and the leader of Bulgaria’s National Russophile Movement Nickolay Malinov are more reminiscent of a bad Soviet-era joke rather than a real espionage drama


Bristol writer Tom Phillips: Coming to Bulgaria? Don‘t worry, relax.

Bristol writer Tom Phillips: Coming to Bulgaria? Don‘t worry, relax.

Travelling is the new rock n roll


When Europe catches a cold

When Europe catches a cold

The European economy is losing steam, and Bulgarian national statistics show a disappointing investment and consumer activity


Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Brexit: What if there is no deal?

Although highly unlikely, the risk of UK’s departure from the EU without a formal agreement is still looming