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The Collective’s 100 Chairs: the new open-air space in Sofia

The Collective’s 100 Chairs: the new open-air space in Sofia

The temporary space will house outdoor events until October and raises wider questions around the beautification of neglected urban places


Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Road tunnels are to be built under the Shipka pass in central Bulgaria, Petrohan pass in the west, and close to the Black Sea coast in the east, regional development minister Grozdan Karadzhov announced


That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

That's a "No" Skopje, the storm of the vaccinated anti-vaxxers and lights are off at the end of the tunnel

Radev keeps the reigns of N. Macedonia policy, the rise of the (jabbed) anti-vaxers and bye-bye to Sotir Tsatsarov



Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy


How Bulgaria feeds its road cartel

How Bulgaria feeds its road cartel

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


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


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Bulgarian cuisine from Cosmos

Bulgarian cuisine from Cosmos

Rakia Raketa Bar, Fabrika Daga, Sputnik and Cosmos are helping Sofia’s induction into modern culinary cuisine


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

For the first time, the yearly Gepard ranking of most dynamic small and midsize enterprises in Bulgaria by Capital comprises more than 2200 companies. They have increased their revenues by more than 30% in 2018.


Economic Disparity Between Regions in Bulgaria Remains High

Economic Disparity Between Regions in Bulgaria Remains High

A business revival is visible everywhere, but stronger regions pull ahead, while the weaker ones still lag behind


Not so energetic when it comes to energy

Not so energetic when it comes to energy

Bulgaria is in a difficult position in leading member states in negotiations on the future EU energy policies


Bulgaria’s Northwest does not want to die

Bulgaria’s Northwest does not want to die

An allegedly secessionist call brings to surface the plight of the poorest region in the EU


Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

Which are the Bulgarian economic centers?

In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased


I love the motherland but I hate the state

I love the motherland but I hate the state

Bulgarians have a long tradition of mistrusting authority and seeing it as an outside influence, regardless if it is the Ottomans, the Tsar, the Communists or the current democratic regime


Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Political responsibility cannot be imported from abroad

Bulgaria and other East European countries still lack institutional frameworks that hold politicians accountable


Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Bulgaria’s Political "Apprentice"

Patriotic pop-folk singer, TV host and majoritarian electoral system supporter Slavi Trifonov is moving closer to making the first political reality format in Bulgaria