How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?
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
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
Since the start of the year, the Ministry of Finance has been briskly selling government bonds amidst strong investor interest
The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly "freezes" Bulgaria's advance into the euro area despite positive signals from Brussels
Most producers had a strong year but reported no record jumps
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
It is now clear that euro zone membership has improved the economic performance of new member states
The European Parliament elections this spring will be a grand rehearsal for the local elections in the autumn – and possibly a snap vote
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
Mistrust in institutions remains overwhelming
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.
People have moved from extreme opinions to more pragmatic assessment of the public authority
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
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
Despite the recent wave of violent crime, the country is not the hellhole described by the media.
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.