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Voltage runs high

Voltage runs high

The caretaker government sheds light on key problems in Bulgaria’s energy sector


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded


A huge boost for investments in renewables

A huge boost for investments in renewables

Bulgarian authorities remove a significant barrier to market entry


Most Profitable Companies: A Flourishing Year

Most Profitable Companies: A Flourishing Year

As many as 60% of the most profitable companies improved their profitability rates in 2019


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


Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses


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


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


The most profitable companies: Growth on all sides

The most profitable companies: Growth on all sides

The 50 most profitable companies of 2018 post record-high average profit margins of 25%.


SEE TOP 100 ranking: Southeast Europe’s top companies rake in record sales, Bulgarian businesses keep pace

SEE TOP 100 ranking: Southeast Europe’s top companies rake in record sales, Bulgarian businesses keep pace

The SEE TOP 100 annual ranking published by business intelligence provider SeeNews comprises the biggest companies by total sales in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia


Electricity market reshaped

Electricity market reshaped

Increased competition, more choices for consumers


An Ineffective Plug for Bulgaria's Leaking Energy System

An Ineffective Plug for Bulgaria's Leaking Energy System

A pile of debts and expensive, unfunded preferential tariffs was left not shoveled away by four straight governments.