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The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics




The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll



The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

The week: Bulgaria's pirate bay, a teenager investigates a minister, Trifonov breaks silence ...to say nothing

K Insights 18/06: Zaev comes and goes, exports keep on rising


A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

A month without Borissov: something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria

State bank funding oligarchs, state firms funnelling billions into cartels and secret services loyal to the party rather than the state - these are just part of GERB’s corrupt legacy






Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration



Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

A concessionaire gets an allowance instead of a penalty, a hotel is speedily being constructed with no documents, and a firm with 150 mln levs in debt is sold for 100 levs


The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The caretaker gov’t of Stefan Yanev is wasting little time in changing key cogs in the machine created by the previous authorities


From Saudi Arabia to Hawaii: a Bulgarian family business keeps on growing

From Saudi Arabia to Hawaii: a Bulgarian family business keeps on growing

IPS gets a 6.5 million levs investment from the state-owned development bank


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces



Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

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