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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


The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The new Magnitsky sanctions for Bulgaria: Who has been named and why

The US continues its anti-corruption pressure in tandem with the UK, by adding two former ministers, two former MPs and an energy official to the list



Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending


Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Who are the people behind PPS Manufacturing and what are their beliefs


The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

The last (Croatian) train to Schengen: Will Bulgaria catch it?

Two factors will decide whether Sofia will enter the common EU travel space any time soon - an upcoming technical assessment in September and the diplomatic push thereafter


PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

The Bulgarian company started the first nitrile-glove production in Europe and is aimed at taking up the leadership position in the sector



Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

How Renew Europe’s enticement of WCC got MRF nervous

The movement feels threatened from the combined prospects of the new party challenging its place in the European liberal family and new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act


An Indian tale about Bulgarian internet

An Indian tale about Bulgarian internet

Nikolay Gorchilov, Victor Frances and Plamen Petkov introduce the Bulgarian internet model to India through the provider Excitel, which already has over half a million subscribers


Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Houston, we have a (coalition and inflation) problem - but also a Resilience plan, at last

Ceaseless troubles for the ruling majority; more, yet pricier F-16s on the way & downgraded GDP forecast


The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

Despite political hopes that the second batch of 8 US-made fighters would be cheaper, the initial offer price stands at 1.7 billion USD - a third more than in 2019




The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are


After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential


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 battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

These are some of the more interesting faces and constituencies to look out for in the upcoming 14 November elections


A call to action: a National Plan for Cardiovascular Health is urgently needed

A call to action: a National Plan for Cardiovascular Health is urgently needed

The experts have reached a consensus; the ball is now in the institutions’ court