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How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

How the government plans to keep power even if it loses office

Entrenchment in independent watchdogs and state companies could ensure GERB and MRF remain in power even if they lose the upcoming vote


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


A toy war

A toy war

How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer


What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.


The long goodbye

The long goodbye


TOP 30 in retail: Moderate gains for consumer goods retail chains

TOP 30 in retail: Moderate gains for consumer goods retail chains

Revenue growth slowed at retail chains in 2018 but remained adequate at over 8%


Retail chains: Wave of new growth

Retail chains: Wave of new growth

On average, retail sales grew 10% for a second year in a row in 2017, while profits rose by 24%


A nine-billion levs business

A nine-billion levs business

The biggest retail chain in Bulgaria contributed 18% of the total turnover of the top 100 traders.