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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


5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Telecomunications Company, operating under the Vivacom brand, has rolled out the first version of its 5G network - with limitations in both coverage and capacity


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The last strong year

The last strong year

The revenues and profits of the largest companies in Bulgaria increased rapidly last year but the Covid-19 crisis has put an end to a decade of growth


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


Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

Telco and TV-operators mergers are coming to Bulgarian market

United Group is buying Bulgaria’s largest telecom – and eyeing a majority share in bTV


Good revenue growth, moderate profits

Good revenue growth, moderate profits

The TOP100 companies grew revenue by 9% in 2018


TV masters and puppets

TV masters and puppets

Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party


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Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Ginka Varbakova, Ahmed Dogan, Brendo were the most active Bulgarians in the deals, as easterners replaced westerners


Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

Sofia’s successful guerrilla warfare against Brussels

So, what made Bulgaria the European Commission's darling?


Expect no fair play here

Expect no fair play here

Bulgaria’s political establishment has demonstrated yet again that no business can be run in Bulgaria without their blessing


The most profitable in 2017: Weapons, gambling, medicines

The most profitable in 2017: Weapons, gambling, medicines

The group of manufacturing companies with double-digit margins is the largest


So long, ladies and gentlemen

So long, ladies and gentlemen

Big Western companies are leaving their media assets in Bulgaria mainly because of the turn in their global strategies and their disillusionment with the profit rates in the country


Why Are Western Investors Leaving Bulgaria?

Why Are Western Investors Leaving Bulgaria?

Big and established international companies are selling their Bulgarian assets to East European or local buyers.


Telenor Bulgaria going Czech

Telenor Bulgaria going Czech

The Norwegian telecommunications group has chosen billionaire Petr Kellner to become the new owner of its mobile business in Bulgaria


Why is Kellner buying Bulgaria’s Nova TV?

Why is Kellner buying Bulgaria’s Nova TV?

The richest Czech will combine media and telecoms businesses in Bulgaria and the region, which he may resell in the future