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As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year


A mountain school

A mountain school

Vocational school for mountain guides in the village of Cherni Osam offers the country's only mountain-related specialty


Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Parliament sabotages the second payment and puts the whole plan at risk by blocking the adoption of four laws and postponing the abolition of regulated electricity prices




The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

Trust and the Euro, How to make money disappear, Customs in disarray


How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

And Other Problems with the Upcoming Early Vote


Interview | Paschal Donohoe: It is still possible for Bulgaria to join the euro in 2025

Interview | Paschal Donohoe: It is still possible for Bulgaria to join the euro in 2025

Political stability and inflation are the two main challenges, says the President of the Eurogroup



The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

Despite shakeups, it appears that "the assemblage" of GERB and WCC-DB, backed by MRF, will soldier on after 6 March - with some slight recalibrations


Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Four leading Bulgarian economists highlight the most significant trends of 2023.


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


Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

After peaking in 2021-2022, transactions and, construction permits are now declining, and price growth is slowing down


Bulgaria's Euro Ambitions: Tackling Inflation for Eurozone Entry

Bulgaria's Euro Ambitions: Tackling Inflation for Eurozone Entry

Bulgaria's government is targeting January 1, 2025, as the date for adopting the euro. A potential stumbling block could be the price stability criterion


The week: Bulgaria's coal reckoning - this is not the 80's

The week: Bulgaria's coal reckoning - this is not the 80's

Why Stara Zagora is no Yorkshire, what the hell is happening on the housing market and a Bright Mind



100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

100 days of the Denkov-Gabriel gov’t: what was (not) done?

Beyond its pro-Ukrainian tilt, the cabinet has so far only been noted for its appointment scandals, its dependency on MRF and the absence of promised key reforms



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


To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

To Euro or not to Euro: What is happening with the adoption of the common EU currency in Bulgaria

All you need to know - from Vazrazhdane’s referendum to Assen Vassilev’s parallel currency idea