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Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange


Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

Elections in Bulgaria - who is who

These are the people and parties to watch at the upcoming 4 April Parliamentary vote


How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

Entrenchment in independent watchdogs and state companies could ensure GERB and MRF remain in power even if they lose the upcoming vote


Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

BC Partners' executive talks to Capital about the acquisition of BTC telecom and the media group




Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth less than 430 mln levs were announced in 2020 - a third of the amount in 2019


BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

BTC owner United Group buying Nova TV

The price of the deal with Domuschiev brothers’ Advance Media Group tops 300 million euro


Retail Chains: Tasty Growth of 10%

Retail Chains: Tasty Growth of 10%

All top 20 companies achieved a revenue growth' it is above average for nine of them


A toy war

A toy war

How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains



The big pretender

The big pretender

Bulgaria’s second party strives for the prime spot after months of anti-GERB protests. Who are the party’s movers and shakers?


Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

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


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


Seven days that shook Bulgaria

Seven days that shook Bulgaria

How a rubber boat landing on a Burgas beach caused a chain of events that led to protests across Bulgaria


Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

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.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


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