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18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken




The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget

The week: Yet another saviour on the horizon, Fourth Covid wave is here and some good news for the budget

To party or not to party, that is Kiril Petkov’s question, (some) Covid restrictions, after all, and even more expensive electricity



The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


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




Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Caretaker Finance Minister Assen Vassilev has said his team will look into the dealings of all firms that benefited significantly from public procurement and subsidies from the previous government


Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The dismantling of Borissov’s state has begun

The caretaker gov’t of Stefan Yanev is wasting little time in changing key cogs in the machine created by the previous authorities



Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

Gradus’ shares, the Sofia stock exchange, and pension funds

According to the Sofia-listed company’s prospectus for its 2018 IPO, revenues were much higher in 2017 than in any of the following three years. Seven pension funds are shareholders to this day.


Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

Svetoslav Ilchovsky: These people steal from us relentlessly

The businessman who rocked Bulgaria’s parliament in its final days over allegations of high-level corruption speaks to Capital weekly


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded


Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

The government has revised the 2020 budget to cope with the fiscal fallout from the coronavirus crisis


Taxing Trouble

Taxing Trouble

The taxation Ordinance N-18 that affects almost every company in Bulgaria has introduced an extremely complex, unclear and expensive regulation, and will repel foreign investors


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime