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The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise


The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

Stara Zagora’s coal-powered energy sector faces uncertain prospects, but local industrial zones have economic potential


Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

The Black sea urban center looks for potential new investors in high-tech manufacturing to attract employees from the apparel and food industries


Where would the economy be without EU funds

Where would the economy be without EU funds

Bulgaria’s GDP was 16.7% higher last year, compared with 2013. Half of the increase is owed to money coming from the EU


The labor market’s new groove

The labor market’s new groove

Fewer hirings ‘at any cost’, more flexible employment options, and cautious wage growth are among the new trends in the labor market prompted by the coronavirus






A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

The government has revised the 2020 budget to cope with the fiscal fallout from the coronavirus crisis


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

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


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


The Other Southwest

The Other Southwest

Blagoevgrad still lurks in Sofia’s shadow despite its position in the economically affluent Southwest


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


Bulgaria’s residential market calms after years of growth

Bulgaria’s residential market calms after years of growth

Prices have stopped growing, as supply and demand have started to equalize


Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

The local economy recorded the highest growth rate among all Bulgarian regions in the past decade


The hub of northern Bulgaria

The hub of northern Bulgaria

Pleven has many advantages: existing ones such as aviation training and medical education, and untapped ones like logistics and manufacturing