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The Other Southwest

The Other Southwest

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


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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


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


Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

The sector performed well in 2018 but key challenges lie ahead – the Sofia Airport concession, the EU decision on trucks and the introduction of the toll tax in Bulgaria


Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Impact on retail and manufacturing is decisive


The Hospitable Sporting Nation

The Hospitable Sporting Nation

Still living off its faded sports glory, Bulgaria now dreams of hosting European and World Cup football championships, instead of investing in the development of sports


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Fast Reads


Sofia moves ahead with new business district plan

Sofia moves ahead with new business district plan

A new business district is in the pipeline in the southeastern suburbs of Sofia.


The hub of northern Bulgaria

The hub of northern Bulgaria

Pleven has many advantages: existing ones such as aviation training and medical education, and untapped ones like logistics and manufacturing


Will Volkswagen Arrive in Kremikovtzi?

Will Volkswagen Arrive in Kremikovtzi?

Bulgaria has an unprecedented opportunity to attract a major car maker


Meet the cities: The northern island

Meet the cities: The northern island

In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.


Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Ginka Varbakova, Ahmed Dogan, Brendo were the most active Bulgarians in the deals, as easterners replaced westerners


Transport: EU road transport market gets tougher to operate

Transport: EU road transport market gets tougher to operate

Western Europe’s protectionist measures are a major issue for long-haul cargo carriers


Sofia has its competition

Sofia has its competition

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, is turning into an alternative to the capital in terms of opportunities for business and tourism


Chinese investments in Bulgaria - is it all a shell game?

Chinese investments in Bulgaria - is it all a shell game?

A look into why China is not that interested in Bulgaria as its next big foreign investment destination


The business deals of 2017

The business deals of 2017

Foreign investors are gradually returning


Transport: Hunger for Truck Drivers

Transport: Hunger for Truck Drivers

State-owned railway infrastructure company climbs to the top as road carriers lose revenues due to new EU regulations and unpredictable zones such as Turkey