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Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


Economic growth slips

Economic growth slips

Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to six-year low of 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020. Timid signs of recovery can already be seen but it is still too early for optimism


Bulgaria's new general

Bulgaria's new general

The head of the anti COVID-19 fight, Ventsislav Mutafchiyski, quickly turned into a new fan-favorite during the first months of the pandemic, spurring speculation about a potential role in politics


Investors snap up Bulgarian bonds

Investors snap up Bulgarian bonds

Since the start of the year, the Ministry of Finance has been briskly selling government bonds amidst strong investor interest


Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Some industries are already losing steam


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly "freezes" Bulgaria's advance into the euro area despite positive signals from Brussels


TOP 30 in food and beverages: A little richer menu

TOP 30 in food and beverages: A little richer menu

Most producers had a strong year but reported no record jumps


Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Expectations that the May 2019 European Parliament elections would trigger a dramatic crisis of confidence in Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party following the real estate scandal did not materialize


What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

It is now clear that euro zone membership has improved the economic performance of new member states


Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

Bulgarian parties gear up for election year

The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote


New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

The European Central Bank will be conducting an assessment of six lenders starting in November


Bulgarian society is drifting between the discomfort of the status quo and the uncertainty of alternatives

Bulgarian society is drifting between the discomfort of the status quo and the uncertainty of alternatives

Mistrust in institutions remains overwhelming


New billion-lev deal in Bulgaria’s banking sector

New billion-lev deal in Bulgaria’s banking sector

DSK Bank is set to buy Societe Generale Expressbank for close to 1.0 billion levs, or 1.3 times its capital, vying for the top spot in the sector in terms of assets.


Trust in public institutions moderately increases

Trust in public institutions moderately increases

People have moved from extreme opinions to more pragmatic assessment of the public authority


Who bought Municipal Bank?

Who bought Municipal Bank?

The broad political support for the deal coupled with doubts about the identity of the real buyer raises fears that Municipal Bank may suffer the fate of collapsed Corpbank


Five Years After

Five Years After

Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers


Crime in Bulgaria: fears and realities

Crime in Bulgaria: fears and realities

Despite the recent wave of violent crime, the country is not the hellhole described by the media.


What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.


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