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Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.


Machines and equipment: Growth in high gear

Machines and equipment: Growth in high gear

The revenue of the top 70 manufacturers rose by 26% to over 15 billion levs in 2022


What will happen to Bulgaria’s oil market after derogation ends?

What will happen to Bulgaria’s oil market after derogation ends?

The debate is whether the derogation should end immediately or not


Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Kaufland remains leader, while Lidl approaches the top with a turnover of nearly 2 billion levs


The week: The black-hole constellation

The week: The black-hole constellation

New mayors are in - money is out, who owns the Interior Minister and more chess champions


The end of fuel exports to Ukraine

The end of fuel exports to Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities have blacklisted locations such as Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv and Byala. Since early November, the Insa Oil base in Belozem has also been included in the document


Protests, corruption and hiding from fans: Bulgaria’s football reaches a boiling point

Protests, corruption and hiding from fans: Bulgaria’s football reaches a boiling point

Bulgarian football is going down for years, but the exclamation point is now


The biggest agricultural companies: In the fields of war

The biggest agricultural companies: In the fields of war

Bulgarian grain growers and retailers earned higher revenues and profits in 2022, but face tough seasons ahead


The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The (very) strange Bulgarian housing market, a not so strange election and a bag of coke


Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Winter is coming: Bulgaria levies 10 euro per MWh tax on Russian gas transport and transit in Europe

Bulgaria adopts tariff on Russian gas that might see the price of Russian gas supplies soaring throughout Europe


Bulgaria’s coal transition triggers massive protests and political tension: Miners say no, market says yes

Bulgaria’s coal transition triggers massive protests and political tension: Miners say no, market says yes

The biggest coal transition in Bulgaria is set to begin but political tension is rising rapidly


Bulgaria’s fintech sector grows in H1 2023

Bulgaria’s fintech sector grows in H1 2023

Companies report increase in assets and consumers, expand product offerings


Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Low investment rates limit the country’s long-term potential for economic growth


The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

The week: How to revive the cities, 3 trends to follow, Varna’s polluted beaches

K Insights newsletter 01/09


Bulgaria’s backdoor route to reintroduce Russian gas to the EU via Erdogan

Bulgaria’s backdoor route to reintroduce Russian gas to the EU via Erdogan

A leaked agreement from months ago between Bulgargaz and Botas sparks debates




From net exporter, to importing electricity in one year: Why Bulgaria had record imports in May

From net exporter, to importing electricity in one year: Why Bulgaria had record imports in May

Things have quickly changed in the past 12 months for Bulgaria which traditionally balances out the energy systems in several Balkan countries


Brit Rosaco’s one million roses

Brit Rosaco’s one million roses

The Bulgarian-Dutch joint venture is among the big European producers of rootstocks


Bulgarian energy plants suffer from lower electricity prices but still report profits in 2023

Bulgarian energy plants suffer from lower electricity prices but still report profits in 2023

Nuclear and coal plants report very different financial results compared to 2022