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The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

Independent journalism in democratic societies is one of the most important barriers to autocracy


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

The day in 3 news: Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio


The steep road to startup visas

The steep road to startup visas

Bulgaria will soon have a working visa for startup entrepreneurs, but one in need of improvements



The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out




Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov slams Bulgaria’s ill-preparedness for war or emergencies during address to Capital Weekly and business sector guests


Sweden’s Ewellix chooses Sofia for center of European operations

Sweden’s Ewellix chooses Sofia for center of European operations

The company preferred Bulgaria to Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania


Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though



Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

While PM Petkov promises humanitarian and military aid to Kyiv, Defense Minister Yanev and BSP remain opposed to any significant moves in support of Ukraine


The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

The week: The end of golden passports, a new beginning for trains, and the best place in Europe for romance and wine

We’re not selling citizenship anymore, we’re buying: trains, batteries and a house in Barcelona?


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions



Bulgaria doesn’t have an Amazon, Google or Microsoft. Does the country want them?

Bulgaria doesn’t have an Amazon, Google or Microsoft. Does the country want them?

Why the tech giants don’t see Bulgaria as an option for investing


Daniel Lorer: Bulgaria will look for, not wait for investments

Daniel Lorer: Bulgaria will look for, not wait for investments

The Minister of growth and innovation of Bulgaria says corruption is the biggest problem



The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

GERB, salaries and energy bills all head north