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Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Caretaker Finance Minister Assen Vassilev has said his team will look into the dealings of all firms that benefited significantly from public procurement and subsidies from the previous government



The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

K insights 04/06: budget swings back to negative, Sin Cars get funding






Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

According to the Sofia-listed company’s prospectus for its 2018 IPO, revenues were much higher in 2017 than in any of the following three years. Seven pension funds are shareholders to this day.



There is a lot of misuse of EU money in Bulgaria. Brussels hardly notices

There is a lot of misuse of EU money in Bulgaria. Brussels hardly notices

The European Anti-Fraud office has threatened charges in connection with 6 mln.euro procurement in Sofia. This shows both the potential and the failings of OLAF.



Penalty mark for Bulgaria’s Green Card insurance

Penalty mark for Bulgaria’s Green Card insurance

The European insurance regulator has probed the ongoing issue of compensations paid in Bulgaria in the event of road accidents abroad


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Pushing reform through the back door

Pushing reform through the back door

The Ministry of Health is attempting to revamp the ailing health care sector through increased government intervention but mounting criticism may dampen its enthusiasm


Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

The sudden flurry of conspicuous law enforcement activities is a two-pronged campaign


Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants


Bulgaria faces an additional challenge on the path to the euro zone

Bulgaria faces an additional challenge on the path to the euro zone

Despite advice not to rush, the country will apply simultaneously to join the EU's Banking Union and the euro's waiting room – ERM 2


What is rocking GERB’s boat?

What is rocking GERB’s boat?

Bulgaria’s main ruling party may seem monolithic, but a series of scandals revealcracks in its foundations


There’s nothing better in store

There’s nothing better in store

PM Borissov’s third government is still fixated on stability, the momentum for crucial reforms seems to have stalled