Entrenchment in independent watchdogs and state companies could ensure GERB and MRF remain in power even if they lose the upcoming vote
K Insights 19/02: Economy fares better than forecast, why we don't have good trains
The European Anti-Fraud office has threatened charges in connection with 6 mln.euro procurement in Sofia. This shows both the potential and the failings of OLAF.
The government has poured upfront close to 4.6 billion levs (2.35 billion euro) of taxpayers' money into road construction - with no tenders and no transparency
The revenues of the 50 fastest growing companies increased by an average of 56% in 2019, with the largest companies growing particularly fast.
In total, the liabilities of the top 300 companies in terms of revenue in the country grew by over BGN 4.5 billion, reaching almost BGN 50 billion
What is happening with Hemus motorway which is supposed to connect Sofia with towns in the northern parts of the country all the way to Varna
A dubious loan stirred public uproar in April, leading to the quick dismissal of the bank’s management but the new team seems unlikely to fix the systemic problems at the state-owned lender
Before the COVID-19 crisis took center stage a series of crisis seemed to be shaking the government. Now they are conveniently overlooked.
The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.
In 2019, the share of diesel engines and vehicles that were more than 20 years old kept increasing
The in-house procurement procedures – the awarding of public contracts without tenders, has become a favorite way to allocate money in a non-transparent manner
Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses
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