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The Oligarchs' Coffer

The Oligarchs' Coffer

The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies


The Hospitable Sporting Nation

The Hospitable Sporting Nation

Still living off its faded sports glory, Bulgaria now dreams of hosting European and World Cup football championships, instead of investing in the development of sports


Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Bulgaria’s Malcontents

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


Plovdiv is Culture

Plovdiv is Culture

Bulgaria’s second largest city is co-hosting the European capital of culture in 2019. These are some of the program’s highlights


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.


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


Sofia has its competition

Sofia has its competition

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, is turning into an alternative to the capital in terms of opportunities for business and tourism


Liberalization and competition are good for the poor, and they tend to understand it

Liberalization and competition are good for the poor, and they tend to understand it

Bulgarians opt for a welfare state that is not too strong


The Mayor with Luminescent Hands

The Mayor with Luminescent Hands

Desislava Ivancheva rose to fame as an anti-status quo mayor of a Sofia district and fell in the first publicity stunt of the newest institution supposed to fight high-level graft in Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Patriotic pop-folk singer, TV host and majoritarian electoral system supporter Slavi Trifonov is moving closer to making the first political reality format in Bulgaria


Machines and Equipment: the Engine of the Economy

Machines and Equipment: the Engine of the Economy

The sector keeps growing, companies increase profits and staff


Bulgaria: hands needed

Bulgaria: hands needed

Bulgaria’s labor market is struggling with a lack of workforce and increased labor cost


The new Bulgarian Commissioner

The new Bulgarian Commissioner

Mariya Gabriel will be responsible for the European Commissions’ digital policies