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Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

The Black sea urban center looks for potential new investors in high-tech manufacturing to attract employees from the apparel and food industries



Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


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


How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


The software robots maker

The software robots maker

RPA.bg, founded by Kraismir Krastev, is developing software products for business process automation



Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created



Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


Ten years later: From bust to boom

Ten years later: From bust to boom

Ten years ago, business collapsed as a result of the global financial crisis; survivors now enter into a new hard season By Tedy Vasileva


The last strong year

The last strong year

The revenues and profits of the largest companies in Bulgaria increased rapidly last year but the Covid-19 crisis has put an end to a decade of growth


Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


No water to clean the garbage

No water to clean the garbage

Many Bulgarian towns live on water rationing and next to piles of imported waste because of intentional neglect by the authorities.


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Bulgaria’s biggest companies post slower sales growth than regional peers in 2018

Oil refinery Lukoil Neftochim Burgas second biggest loser in Southeast Europe


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


The Burgas riddle

The Burgas riddle

The region finds it hard to expand beyond tourism despite its strong economic profile, good infrastructure and quality of life