Search

84 results

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

Eyes wide shut (no more?)

The EU faces a conundrum: either get tough on Boyko Borissov or accept his "Orban lite" model


What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

Bulgaria’s government is underwhelmed by the European Commission’s attempts to further increase EU climate change mitigation goals


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


No water to clean the garbage

No water to clean the garbage

Many Bulgarian towns live on water rationing and next to piles of imported waste because of intentional neglect by the authorities.


Bulgaria’s Bright Side: When smart ideas turn into business

Bulgaria’s Bright Side: When smart ideas turn into business

World makers & Business full of beans & Bulgarian pasta in Darlington


Farewell to wires

Farewell to wires

With labor costs rising, wire harness manufacturers are moving to cheaper destinations


History is not always a good guide

History is not always a good guide

How historical disagreements between Bulgaria and North Macedonia overshadowed common geopolitical goals


Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Keep your Americans close and your Russians closer

Prime Minister Borissov met President Trump in an attempt to align the energy and security interests of the two countries, but trod carefully so as not to infringe upon Russian interests in Bulgaria.


Seventeen moments of autumn

Seventeen moments of autumn

The recent spate of "spying scandals" involving Russian diplomats and the leader of Bulgaria’s National Russophile Movement Nickolay Malinov are more reminiscent of a bad Soviet-era joke rather than a real espionage drama


Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

The sector performed well in 2018 but key challenges lie ahead – the Sofia Airport concession, the EU decision on trucks and the introduction of the toll tax in Bulgaria


Why doesn’t VW want to park in Bulgaria?

Why doesn’t VW want to park in Bulgaria?

Europe’s largest automaker, Volkswagen, has yet to decide where to build its new production facility but Turkey seems favorite


Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

Why Greta is not so great in easter Europe

The new EU Member States are only grudgingly toeing Brussels’ line on climate change


Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev has been replaced after 20 years at the helm of the Russian company’s operations in the Balkan country


Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Many in Eastern Europe perceive changes to the EU’s road haulage legislation as yet another attempt to prevent companies in new member states from reaping the full benefits of the single market


Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Boyko Borissov is stirred; but not yet shаken

Expectations that the May 2019 European Parliament elections would trigger a dramatic crisis of confidence in Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party following the real estate scandal did not materialize


Macedonia's new name could teach Bulgaria a thing or two

Macedonia's new name could teach Bulgaria a thing or two

Sofia is unhappy that its role in the untying of the Macedonian-Greek Gordian knot has been ignored


Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

The process of selecting a new jetfighter for the Air Force has demonstrated the Ministry of Defense’s inability to manage complex projects


Risky energy games

Risky energy games

Bulgaria will re-enter two big energy projects – Belene Nuclear Power Plant and expansion of its gas transit network