Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.
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These actions represent the largest single act of sanctions in the history of the Magnitsky Act, targeting these three individuals and their networks encompassing 64 enterprises for "significant corruption"
The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism
Over the past 15 years, professional football has turned into a closed system of interests, mired in corruption scandals and deteriorating quality. This might be finally coming to an end.
The next government will inherit a deficit and a thinning fiscal reserve
K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price
The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created
How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer
The government has cleared the last hurdle on the path to the Eurozone’s waiting room by purchasing a 20% stake in the private lender for 140 million levs
The government has revised the 2020 budget to cope with the fiscal fallout from the coronavirus crisis
Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses
Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes
The new Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev moved into first gear from the outset, picking fights with oligarchs, rural criminals and even the president himself. Is he aiming at something bigger than just crime busting?
Bulgaria’s biggest city on the Danube has great untapped potential for growth but is struggling because of poor connections with Romania, the rest of the country, and the river itself
United Group is buying Bulgaria’s largest telecom – and eyeing a majority share in bTV