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The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The potential restart of payments - in rubles - to the Russian gas giant, advocated by President Radev’s caretaker cabinet could incur 1.8 billion euro in damages for Sofia


Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out




Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow



Obtaining investment protection in Bulgaria

Obtaining investment protection in Bulgaria

The spiking political risk and the termination of Intra-EU bilateral investment treaty program are conflating in a dangerous spiral


Transport: EU road transport market gets tougher to operate

Transport: EU road transport market gets tougher to operate

Western Europe’s protectionist measures are a major issue for long-haul cargo carriers


Big Energy Dreams Revived

Big Energy Dreams Revived

PM Borissov’s government resurrects two scrapped Russian-backed projects without clear idea about costs


To what extent is Bulgaria really corrupt?

To what extent is Bulgaria really corrupt?

Graft is chronic; the good news is that business-related corruption is on the decline


Latecoere lands in Plovdiv

Latecoere lands in Plovdiv

French company will invest 15 million euro in new aircraft components plant


Transport: Hunger for Truck Drivers

Transport: Hunger for Truck Drivers

State-owned railway infrastructure company climbs to the top as road carriers lose revenues due to new EU regulations and unpredictable zones such as Turkey