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The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan


The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll


The year of recovery

The year of recovery

The Bulgarian economy may return to pre-crisis growth rates as early as the fourth quarter of 2021 but the recovery process is uneven



The golden passports are here to stay

The golden passports are here to stay

In 2019, Bulgarian authorities proposed to abolish the scheme granting citizenship in exchange for investment in the country. A year later, they’ve decided to expand it


A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

K Insights 12/02: April will be very busy, and coming up: new debt and a 5000 hp supercar


There is a lot of misuse of EU money in Bulgaria. Brussels hardly notices

There is a lot of misuse of EU money in Bulgaria. Brussels hardly notices

The European Anti-Fraud office has threatened charges in connection with 6 mln.euro procurement in Sofia. This shows both the potential and the failings of OLAF.


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Energize yourself

Energize yourself

All companies in Bulgaria will buy electricity from the energy exchange from now on


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

The European Commission decided that 13 years of tutoring without progress are enough


The Top 30 in the energy sector: Lingering defects

The Top 30 in the energy sector: Lingering defects

The biggest companies in the sector increased their revenue by over 1 billion levs in 2018


Top 20 in agriculture: Good prices and a good crop

Top 20 in agriculture: Good prices and a good crop

The grain business thrived, as the good harvest and higher prices brought in more revenue.


Bulgaria’s new position at the European Commission

Bulgaria’s new position at the European Commission

The portfolio of Mariya Gabriel comes with vast responsibilities and a considerable budget but no political weight.


Bulgaria briefly enters EU’s political gameplay

Bulgaria briefly enters EU’s political gameplay

Even though three Bulgarians were considered for four of the five top positions in the EU institutions, in the end Sofia got a second-tier spot in the European Commission.


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