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Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

Tanks, refugees and unicorns - last week was one to remember

The Russian counterattack in the EU and Bulgaria is just starting. We have a unicorn startup, though


Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

Five days into the Ukraine war, Bulgaria continues to send mixed messages

While PM Petkov promises humanitarian and military aid to Kyiv, Defense Minister Yanev and BSP remain opposed to any significant moves in support of Ukraine


Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Beyond population decline: 5 takeaways from the 2021 census

Fewer working people, decimation of the North, migration as important as death - those are some of the basic lessons from the preliminary results of the demographic study published last week


Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Most expectations are for more of the same, but rising interest rates and soaring prices of construction materials might cool down the sector


The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The Wines and Wineries of Western Thrace

The regions of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik are a treasure trove for lovers of high-quality locally sourced red wines


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


Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Bulgaria explained: Why do Bulgarians live in overcrowded apartments?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Sofia’s new residential district

Sofia’s new residential district

Investors plan to inject 60 mln euro in a new complex of up to 3,300 apartments near the Central Railway Station


Bulgarians still prefer to invest in real estate

Bulgarians still prefer to invest in real estate

Low mortgage rates, steady economic growth, and rising personal incomes fuel a surge in demand for real estate, shows a report by Nielsen Admosphere




Demand for housing is on the rise

Demand for housing is on the rise

The housing market was active in the first quarter of the year, pushing property prices upwards


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


Forgotten scandals

Forgotten scandals

An update to the list of transgressions of the powerful that remained buried in the news of protests and pandemics.


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.


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners


Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

Brussels abandons push for reforms in Bulgaria’s justice system

The European Commission decided that 13 years of tutoring without progress are enough


Bulgaria’s residential market calms after years of growth

Bulgaria’s residential market calms after years of growth

Prices have stopped growing, as supply and demand have started to equalize


New hotels, new niches, new faces

New hotels, new niches, new faces

At least five large resorts are set to open this year