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The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Economic outlook for Bulgaria remains (relatively) rosy

Economic outlook for Bulgaria remains (relatively) rosy

The chances of an impending recession are slim, the country’s forecast looks good compared to rising pessimism in Europe


Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

The European Commission decided that 13 years of tutoring without progress are enough


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Bulgaria’s new position at the European Commission

Bulgaria’s new position at the European Commission

The portfolio of Mariya Gabriel comes with vast responsibilities and a considerable budget but no political weight.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


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


Having a fact-based opinion is now a felony in Bulgaria

Having a fact-based opinion is now a felony in Bulgaria

The criminal sentence handed to Capital Weekly investigative journalist Rossen Bossev could serve as a precedent to suppress future journalistic investigations


Sofia moves ahead with new business district plan

Sofia moves ahead with new business district plan

A new business district is in the pipeline in the southeastern suburbs of Sofia.


Bulgarian businesses grapple with ill-considered new tax regulations

Bulgarian businesses grapple with ill-considered new tax regulations

In an effort to crack down on the shadow economy, the National Revenue Agency has introduced new regulations that are crippling the business of hundreds of thousands of companies


Rumen Radev steps up his game

Rumen Radev steps up his game

The Bulgarian head of state has grown bolder as he enters the third year of his term but he is still some way from launching a new political project


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Genderi. Bistrishki Tigri. Korpulenten.


Fuels: Loaded with new energy

Fuels: Loaded with new energy

Fuel price growth brings increased revenue to oil companies


Releasing the pressure

Releasing the pressure

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov attempts to defuse the build-up of discontent against his government policies by asking three ministers to resign


Electricity market reshaped

Electricity market reshaped

Increased competition, more choices for consumers


Gradus stirs the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Gradus stirs the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Investors hope that the IPO of Bulgarian egg and poultry producer could be a wake-up call for the somnolent domestic stock market


When not failing is a great success

When not failing is a great success

Bulgaria did not finish its presidency of the Council of EU with a new shiny image as many had hoped but it proved it can run the bloc’s day-to-day affairs


The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

The Deputy-PM Waging Multiple Wars at Once

Valeri Simeonov has proven himself as the most racy and controversial member of the third Borissov cabinet


Fast reads

Fast reads

The end of the Council of EU Presidency, the cabinet is already shaking, Desislava Ivancheva, the Bulgarian judiciary