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Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions


The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?



Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news





The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The Bulgarian startup ecosystem is losing momentum

The country has built a good reputation on account of its digital infrastructure, low costs and technical talent, but it’s still being overtaken


PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

The Bulgarian company started the first nitrile-glove production in Europe and is aimed at taking up the leadership position in the sector


The new euro-billions heading for Bulgaria just in time

The new euro-billions heading for Bulgaria just in time

Over the next 7 to 9 years, the country is set to receive up to 27 billion euros. The big question is their destination


Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow



All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

All the President’s men: A new caretaker cabinet under the command of Radev

Who’s who in the caretaker cabinet of Galab Donev and what is at stake for them - and Bulgaria - in the next three months



The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


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



Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Bulgaria’s political crisis puts RRP funding at risk

Without Parliament failing to adopt the relevant legislation, funds under the Recovery Plan will remain blocked.