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The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy



The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

Old faces, new falls from grace and a BMW you can buy cheap


The silent gas war Russia is winning

The silent gas war Russia is winning

After decades of dictating the natural gas imports in Bulgaria, the Russians are intent on entering the internal market and reshaping the sector



Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.


No water to clean the garbage

No water to clean the garbage

Many Bulgarian towns live on water rationing and next to piles of imported waste because of intentional neglect by the authorities.


Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

Top 25 in the fuel sector: The largest companies are at a crossroads

The sector performed well in 2018 but key challenges lie ahead – the Sofia Airport concession, the EU decision on trucks and the introduction of the toll tax in Bulgaria


Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev has been replaced after 20 years at the helm of the Russian company’s operations in the Balkan country


New hotels, new niches, new faces

New hotels, new niches, new faces

At least five large resorts are set to open this year


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

Is Bulgaria,s real estate market maturing or overheating?

The growth in activity and prices has noticeably slowed but there are no indications of a drop


GP Group – a business very well connected

GP Group – a business very well connected

The story of the biggest construction company in Bulgaria is a showcase of local business practices


Fuels: Loaded with new energy

Fuels: Loaded with new energy

Fuel price growth brings increased revenue to oil companies