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Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


Landing in Bulgaria: a difficult mission

Landing in Bulgaria: a difficult mission

The country has only three properly functioning civilian airports


How much does green energy cost?

How much does green energy cost?

Bulgaria has one of the highest subsidies for green energy as a percentage of GDP among the EU member states.


Metallurgy: Shining bright

Metallurgy: Shining bright

The high prices of non-ferrous metals, the introduction of new products and anti-dumping tariffs on steel imports produced a two-digit rise in revenue


EIB helps Bulgaria grow more competitive in EU market

EIB helps Bulgaria grow more competitive in EU market

Vazil Hudak, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank


Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants


Bulgaria's feckless fight against graft

Bulgaria's feckless fight against graft

Lack of public support, insufficient institutional capacity and political power plays prevent meaningful anti-corruption policy


Pension funds keep investing in related parties

Pension funds keep investing in related parties

Despite legislation against such practices adopted in 2017 they continue uninterrupted


Five Years After

Five Years After

Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers


Untypical player set to enter Bulgaria’s banking sector

Untypical player set to enter Bulgaria’s banking sector

Hamburg-based boutique private lender Varengold Bank intends to open a branch in Sofia after Bulgaria’s Eurofinance acquired a share in it


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


What is rocking GERB’s boat?

What is rocking GERB’s boat?

Bulgaria’s main ruling party may seem monolithic, but a series of scandals revealcracks in its foundations


Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Bulgaria: Unfit for Brexit

Sofia is set to be a bystander in the process of the UK leaving the EU, although it will be in its epicenter during its presidency of the bloc


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Brief news


Software industry: first signs of fatigue?

Software industry: first signs of fatigue?

In 2016 the sector slowed down a little after years of frantic growth


Spas Roussev, The businessman every Bulgarian politician knows

Spas Roussev, The businessman every Bulgarian politician knows

The new BTC owner is a rare breed of a lobbyist who has been able to maintain his network of contacts for more than 20 years


The Phony Battle for BTC

The Phony Battle for BTC

VTB sells Bulgarian telecoms operator toVTB


Does Bulgaria have a post-Brexit economic policy?

Does Bulgaria have a post-Brexit economic policy?

Attempts to lure companies willing to leave the UK is not a top priority for Sofia