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Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs



F-16s delayed: What happened to the new fighters for the Bulgarian air force?

F-16s delayed: What happened to the new fighters for the Bulgarian air force?

Supply chain issues and logistical problems have stalled the production of the Lockheed Martin jets, postponing deliveries by up to two years



Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

A new study finds that - unsurprisingly - lack of career opportunities and lower quality of life compared to Western Europe stop emigres from returning


The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The honeymoon ends fast for the new government, economic optimism rises


Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions



Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

The last 8 billion levs of loans under credit repayment moratorium return to regular servicing


The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

The dangerous attack of antibiotics in Bulgaria

Sales of antimicrobial products reached a new high of 184 million BGN last year with 12 million packs sold in pharmacies alone


The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The Russians are here! (again), The Macedonians are not, and (almost) everyone leaves Burgas

The silent cyber-war, flights & fights with a neighbor, go easy with the Energy regulator


New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

New government, new Covid plan, but would it work?

With a huge new wave of infections sweeping through the country, the Petkov cabinet announces alternative regional lockdown measures


Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Most sectors improved their results in 2020 but a surge in energy prices poses a risk to 2021 results



Bulgaria mulls options for Plovdiv Airport

Bulgaria mulls options for Plovdiv Airport

A concession may be offered again after four unsuccessful attempts


Bulgarian National Radio has something important to tell you

Bulgarian National Radio has something important to tell you

The radio is key in the fight for press freedom but two years of leadership crisis have distracted it from its purpose


Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Its employment rate stands below Bulgaria’s average



The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

The week: New cabinet gets 1 day’s tolerance; what to do with the Prosecutor-General; go ski!

K insights 17/12: How not to run a parliament, and why "Yes, Minister" is a must-see


After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential