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Bulgaria’s GDP: Nowhere to go but up

Bulgaria’s GDP: Nowhere to go but up

The sharpest economic drop on record was expected to be followed by a quick recovery. The third quarter is not looking so good though.


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

Bulgaria weathered the first part of the pandemic unexpectedly well but then started failing


Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


New hotels, new niches, new faces

New hotels, new niches, new faces

At least five large resorts are set to open this year


Cruel summer

Cruel summer

For the first time in years, fewer visitors will stay at Bulgarian seaside resorts


Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

The growth in activity and prices has noticeably slowed but there are no indications of a drop


Meet the cities: The northern island

Meet the cities: The northern island

In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.


A lavish budget in election year

A lavish budget in election year

Government finance is set for a deficit in 2019 even though next year will likely be the last in the current positive economic cycle


Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

Behind the prosecution’s smokescreen

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


Boyko Borissov: Bulgaria’s crisis manager

Boyko Borissov: Bulgaria’s crisis manager

A tragic bus crash has become a catalyst for a cabinet reshuffle and a potential government crisis


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests


Bulgarian winemakers eye higher prices from grape harvest 2017

Bulgarian winemakers eye higher prices from grape harvest 2017

The sector exports mostly to Poland, exports to Russia have dwindled to a trickle and now Bulgarian wineries are looking for markets outside Europe.


Summer 2017: Foreign Tourist Numbers in Bulgaria Rise 7%

Summer 2017: Foreign Tourist Numbers in Bulgaria Rise 7%

Germans form the largest group of visitors to resorts, while visitors from Russia decrease


Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

The authorities need to start looking for new growth engines


The paradox of Borissov's third government

The paradox of Borissov's third government

Without opposition, yet weak and vulnerable


Sunny expectations

Sunny expectations

Bulgaria hopes for a further rise in tourist numbers this year


You will know them by their appointments

You will know them by their appointments

The new coalition between GERB and the United Patriots offered very few pleasant surprises with appointments in top government positions