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The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The story of one of many government-built arenas designed not to support sport, but to boost friendly infrastructure companies


The Black Wednesday: Taking its Toll

The Black Wednesday: Taking its Toll

The first of a series of publications about the corruption that has plagued Bulgaria. How the state allowed gaps in the Road Toll system that cost taxpayers millions


Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

A concessionaire gets an allowance instead of a penalty, a hotel is speedily being constructed with no documents, and a firm with 150 mln levs in debt is sold for 100 levs


Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

The SOFIX index suffers worst drop since 2008, blue-chip stocks underperform broader market


A toy war

A toy war

How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer


Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Investors find safe-haven in REITs


What a waste

What a waste

A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution


The loophole of in-house procurement

The loophole of in-house procurement

The in-house procurement procedures – the awarding of public contracts without tenders, has become a favorite way to allocate money in a non-transparent manner


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


A coastal city willing to grow

A coastal city willing to grow

Life is boiling in Burgas only during summer


Pirates of the Black Sea

Pirates of the Black Sea

The seizure of a Libyan oil tanker by the Bulgarian authorities has drawn the country into an international scandal. The case has also shown how easily Bulgarian courts can be circumvented


Meet the cities: The northern island

Meet the cities: The northern island

In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month

Sorosoids vs. Rubladzhii. Brown media. StaLbilnost (StaLbility)