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American EXIM Bank will finance new Bulgarian reactors at Kozloduy NPP

American EXIM Bank will finance new Bulgarian reactors at Kozloduy NPP

EXIM Bank can also finance up to 40% of the Bulgarian share


First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender


Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Schneider Electric to build second factory near Plovdiv

Investment in the project’s first phase costs 107 million levs, production to start in 2025



Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

The full text of the decree terminating the case for extortion of the mogul by Boyko Borissov and Vladislav Goranov gives a detailed chronology of the affair, but won’t reach court


Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.




Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Low investment rates limit the country’s long-term potential for economic growth


Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Both the purchase of anti-ship rockets and armored vehicles might happen via direct negotiations with sellers instead of bids, which brings risks



The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

The founder of the largest Bulgarian insurer has been shot in Sofia

Alexey Petrov - founder of Lev Ins, which insured the reconstruction of Camp Nou, was a visible remnant of the 90s and a key figure in business and politics



Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the damn roads. Build the damn railways. Do something, for Christ’s sake

Build the roads, search for gas in the sea, a Ukrainian hit-list and Lukoil is in for some trouble



Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

We are discussing opening an office in Sofia, says the new CEO of EIT Digital


Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

Parties gear up for another inconclusive vote

The main factions have saved their energy and funds on campaigning in anticipation of the cornerstone autumn municipal vote


The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

The week: The 14 billion-bet, the game the President plays, new telecoms are on their way

K insights newsletter on 24/03


The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

The week: The sheriff is in town, where does all the asphalt go, and Telus won’t tell on us anymore

A thunder in the sky of dust