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The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%


Why Agropolychim will be the last fertilizer maker in Europe to suspend operations

Why Agropolychim will be the last fertilizer maker in Europe to suspend operations

Crucial investments have made the plant in Bulgaria virtually independent from natural gas supplies


Exports in crisis: A boost from copper

Exports in crisis: A boost from copper

Sales of Bulgarian goods abroad decreased by 6.4% last year because of the coronavirus crisis


Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Unsurprisingly, GDP shrank in the fourth quarter. Wages were up, exports made a surprising comeback in December, and deflation will return for a while


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


Cruel summer

Cruel summer

For the first time in years, fewer visitors will stay at Bulgarian seaside resorts


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Agriculture: Good Crop, Low Prices

Agriculture: Good Crop, Low Prices

Bulgaria has reached a historic record in wheat production but revenues in the sector are growing slightly


Food and Beverages: Lower Revenues amid Falling Commodity Prices

Food and Beverages: Lower Revenues amid Falling Commodity Prices

Even though just three of the companies in the ranking worked at a loss, the average profitability slightly deteriorated


Export growth slows to 7.6% in April

Export growth slows to 7.6% in April

Growth is driven mainly by higher prices and volumes of oil and copper products sold to non-EU countries