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Who are Bulgarian pollsters and are they getting it right?

Who are Bulgarian pollsters and are they getting it right?

With elections imminent, here are the sociology agencies to heed



The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

Located right in the center of the country, Gabrovo’s industry-heavy economy is among the leaders in terms of GDP per capita, but ailing demographics are still a challenge that needs to be addressed


Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria stands to receive 12 billion levs (6.1 billion euro) in 2021-2026 from the Recovery Plan for Europe, and will be spending the funding as it always has - on weak, ineffective projects


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Blagoevgrad’s Ivy League college

Blagoevgrad’s Ivy League college

The town housing the American University in Bulgaria fails to tap its potential because of its location


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


Bulgarian PM’s pride

Bulgarian PM’s pride

Boyko Borissov often boasts of the infrastructure improvements made during his tenure but the process is uneven and mired in inconsistencies and bad planning


Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Meet the under - 30s - young, angry and potentially dangerous


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.


Unprecedented growth

Unprecedented growth

The Gepard ranking of the most dynamic small or mid-sized companies in Bulgaria in 2017 comprises more enterprises that at any time over the past four years


Every breath we take

Every breath we take

Sofia still faces a lack of efficient monitoring and initiative among the authorities to battle air pollution


Sofia bourse turnover falls despite biggest IPO in decade

Sofia bourse turnover falls despite biggest IPO in decade

Turnover totaled 132.6 million euro between March 1 and August 31


Outsourcing: More people, growing business

Outsourcing: More people, growing business

Tге five largest companies in the sector expanded staff numbers by 20% in 2017 to over 10,000 people


Software: The Island of Optimism

Software: The Island of Optimism

The tech sector in Bulgaria continues to grow, with the vast majority of companies reporting double-digit revenue growth.


Democracy: the only game in town

Democracy: the only game in town

There is a sharp drop in the number of Bulgarians who consider democracy to be a bad form of government


Slowly, but steadily Bulgarians embrace open society values

Slowly, but steadily Bulgarians embrace open society values

To the surprise of some, a growing number of Bulgarians believe in open and more liberal democracy


How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

How Organized Crime Entered Bulgarian Politics

Vote buying in Bulgaria is a sign of clientelism government


The one thing that frightens him

The one thing that frightens him

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has a weak spot for protests - especially when they target him or touch on sensitive topics