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Belgium’s ABEE proposes to invest 1.1 billion euro in gigafactory in Bulgaria

Belgium’s ABEE proposes to invest 1.1 billion euro in gigafactory in Bulgaria

The project includes a Li-ion battery plant in Stara Zagora, a recycling facility in Burgas and an R&D center in Plovdiv


The end of fuel exports to Ukraine

The end of fuel exports to Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities have blacklisted locations such as Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv and Byala. Since early November, the Insa Oil base in Belozem has also been included in the document


The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The week: The mystery of the Bulgarian housing market

The (very) strange Bulgarian housing market, a not so strange election and a bag of coke


The week: A very sudden twist

The week: A very sudden twist

Slapping Russia in the face, Borissov is not corrupt, Open-air teaching gets a boost


New automotive investment projects score hattrick exceeding 100 million levs

New automotive investment projects score hattrick exceeding 100 million levs

Austria’s GG Group, Netherlands-based Nedschroef Holding and Germany’s Sulzer are launching operations in Bulgaria



Balkan Industrial Park to operate the first closed electricity distribution grid in Bulgaria

Balkan Industrial Park to operate the first closed electricity distribution grid in Bulgaria

A huge solar park in Lovech is intended to supply power to future investors


Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Three Internal Ministry officers have died and one is in critical condition after clashes with traffickers and inadequate training and equipment are to blame


The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest


Milara to deliver 500 commercial e-vehicles to USA by year’s end

Milara to deliver 500 commercial e-vehicles to USA by year’s end

The Plovdiv-based industrial robot manufacturer will focus on Sevic 500 development


Sofia is becoming software development center for global automotive giants

Sofia is becoming software development center for global automotive giants

Visteon, Bosch and Mercedes already have engineering units in Sofia, Volkswagen is exploring the market


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades





This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna


Market recovery: Bulgarian enterprises are booming

Market recovery: Bulgarian enterprises are booming

Industrial turnover rose in the double digits in March and commodity exports hit an all-time high


Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange


Machines and equipment: Pre-crisis growth

Machines and equipment: Pre-crisis growth

Capacity expansion boosted Bulgarian companies’ revenues last year but the slump in global automotive production will hit 2020 results


Bulgarian automobile market: Growing but getting older

Bulgarian automobile market: Growing but getting older

In 2019, the share of diesel engines and vehicles that were more than 20 years old kept increasing