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Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Four risks for the Bulgarian economy after the collapse of the ruling coalition

Bulgaria shifting away from the eurozone and EU funds, strong regulators and energy reform


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



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





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


KBC expanding into Bulgaria’s pension insurance market

KBC expanding into Bulgaria’s pension insurance market

The Belgian group is acquiring Dutch-based NN’s Bulgarian businesses for 77.7 mln euro



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


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


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


Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses


Derailing fair play

Derailing fair play

Bulgaria’s competition watchdog turns away foreign investors yet again


TV masters and puppets

TV masters and puppets

Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party


Borissov’s praetorians

Borissov’s praetorians

Competition authority head Julia Nenkova is a classic example of a politically motivated appointment


Expect no fair play here

Expect no fair play here

Bulgaria’s political establishment has demonstrated yet again that no business can be run in Bulgaria without their blessing