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How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

How Bulgaria let Covid-19 loose

After an ineffective first lockdown, the government sleepwalked into the second pandemic wave - with deadly consequences


Corona-debt

Corona-debt

Bulgaria raised 2.5 billion euro through the sale of Eurobonds under favorable conditions in September. The question is what the GERB-led government coalition will do with the money


Machines and equipment: Pre-crisis growth

Machines and equipment: Pre-crisis growth

Capacity expansion boosted Bulgarian companies’ revenues last year but the slump in global automotive production will hit 2020 results


Bulgaria in toll hell

Bulgaria in toll hell

Burdened by a lack of foresight and competence, the government failed to live up to its promises when introducing a road toll system


Hemus: a highway project rife with corruption opportunities

Hemus: a highway project rife with corruption opportunities

The Road Infrastructure Agency recently demonstrated how the authorities flagrantly flout public procurement procedures and transparency


The big spending spree

The big spending spree

Government expenditures are set to reach record heights in next year’s budget but distribution of the money is expected to be as inefficient a process as ever.


Right-wing parties’ half-life

Right-wing parties’ half-life

The progressive, anti-corruption parties have not learned their lesson from the elections


The bumpy road to a toll system

The bumpy road to a toll system

The procurement procedure for a road toll system has been going on for ten months and there is no sign that it will be finalized soon