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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


Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria’s (non-)recovery plan

Bulgaria stands to receive 12 billion levs (6.1 billion euro) in 2021-2026 from the Recovery Plan for Europe, and will be spending the funding as it always has - on weak, ineffective projects


Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Shortly before the start of its concession contract, state-owned Sofia Airport unveiled a plan to drastically raise its fees. Complaints from the biggest airlines using the airport put the plan on hold until after the general election expected in March.


In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

The economic indicators of the regions of Shumen and Targovishte lag behind national averages but population trends are optimistic


The largest construction companies

The largest construction companies

In addition to paying, the state is now constructing as well


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


The loneliest summer

The loneliest summer

While small towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoy the return of domestic tourists, large resorts traditionally relying on foreigner visitors look deserted


Is it tomorrow yet?

Is it tomorrow yet?

In his new book, Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev looks at the world after the Corona


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria appears to be doing Ankara’s bidding


Sick leave in Bulgaria: Everybody lies

Sick leave in Bulgaria: Everybody lies

The budgetary cost of paying out sick leave is rising fast but the ruling GERB party tried to solve the problem boorishly and with no solid arguments


Budget misspending

Budget misspending

Reform of public spending in a changing global environment


Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

The story of a young Australian who had to go through the failings of the Bulgarian justice system


A coastal city willing to grow

A coastal city willing to grow

Life is boiling in Burgas only during summer


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

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

Motoretta's speeding up & Zeazoo's steady steps & L for Lale. Lager


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


The Hospitable Sporting Nation

The Hospitable Sporting Nation

Still living off its faded sports glory, Bulgaria now dreams of hosting European and World Cup football championships, instead of investing in the development of sports


Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Meet the under - 30s - young, angry and potentially dangerous


Guesthouses for politicians

Guesthouses for politicians

Ahmed Dogan: MRF honorary chairman strikes again in Varna