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The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

The real influence of Russia in Bulgaria, part 2: The real players

In the second article of a two-part series, KInsights explores how Putin’s war in Ukraine exposed that Bulgarian politics remains hostage to a powerful pro-Kremlin network holding key positions in the state


Greek-Spanish Etem Gestamp to invest 60 million euro to expand capacity of Sofia plant

Greek-Spanish Etem Gestamp to invest 60 million euro to expand capacity of Sofia plant

The partners will manufacture aluminum elements for Porsche e-vehicles


Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

Bulgaria gets its first tech institute - with 200 million BGN from the state, Google, Amazon and SiteGround

The new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) launches this fall with leading researchers and professors from across the globe


The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners


Sweden’s Ewellix chooses Sofia for center of European operations

Sweden’s Ewellix chooses Sofia for center of European operations

The company preferred Bulgaria to Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv


A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


Bulgaria mulls options for Plovdiv Airport

Bulgaria mulls options for Plovdiv Airport

A concession may be offered again after four unsuccessful attempts


The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

The Change (does not) Continue for Sofia-Skopje relations

A new cabinet is unlikely to overturn Bulgaria’s position on N. Macedonia’s EU accession


Machines and equipment top 40 companies: Virus in the system

Machines and equipment top 40 companies: Virus in the system

After years of constant growth, revenue fell in 2020 due to the pandemic


Textiles, clothing, footwear: Virus in the model

Textiles, clothing, footwear: Virus in the model

The garment industry has been hit hard by the Covid closures that affected over 100,000 workers in the sector in Bulgaria.


Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production



Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport is among the top 3 sectors of Bulgaria’s economy affected by Covid-19, with the aviation sector suffering the most


The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

Last year was strong for gold and copper yields, but the output of other metal producers fell. Despite the pandemic-induced crisis net sales of the sector’s leading firms are up


The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

COVID-19 mortality is still very high, a 30% rise in gas prices


Agriculture sector in Bulgaria: Calm during the pandemic, getting ready for records

Agriculture sector in Bulgaria: Calm during the pandemic, getting ready for records

Local and foreign wheat, corn and sunflower seeds producers dominate the rankings


The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

Dogan is nowhere to be found, trouble brews for Kristalina Georgieva