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Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Capital’s 2022 Business meets Gov’t conference: Highlights

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov slams Bulgaria’s ill-preparedness for war or emergencies during address to Capital Weekly and business sector guests


All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

All plans for inflation and growth will be reconsidered: Finance minister Assen Vassilev

We have no signals that 2024 is not an achievable target date for the adoption of the euro, says the Deputy Prime Minister


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Concern, not condemn: Bulgaria’s response to the Ukraine escalation

Behind the strongly worded support for Ukrainian integrity, many in Sofia still prefer to tread lightly so as not to anger the Kremlin and its zealots here


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions


Inflation is here and it will stay

Inflation is here and it will stay

High prices of raw materials and energy for business have already hit consumers


The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

The week: A Mayor’s portrait, Hospitals are crumbling, and a Chef goes astray

If your city is not ok, blame it on us; elections are here



The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan


This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna


The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll



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.


Four tips for the Bulgarian market

Four tips for the Bulgarian market

Communication advice based on the experience of the most effective Bulgarian advertising agency Noble Graphics and the most effective advertiser for 2020, Kaufland Bulgaria


Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


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


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

A dubious loan stirred public uproar in April, leading to the quick dismissal of the bank’s management but the new team seems unlikely to fix the systemic problems at the state-owned lender