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The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees


Roses withering

Roses withering

Depressed global demand has put Bulgaria’s iconic rose oil industry to its knees



What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

What is the Bulgarian mafia – and why does it matter?

"Thugs – out" and "Mafia" have become the signature chants of this summer’s anti-governmental protests. There are deeply rooted reasons for this.


The gambling war

The gambling war

The attack on gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov is yet another example of how politics and business in Bulgaria are intertwined


Electricity market gone crazy

Electricity market gone crazy

Market manipulations are killing Bulgaria’s competitive advantage in energy


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


With its head buried in the coal

With its head buried in the coal

Bulgaria is the only EU Member State with a significant coal sector that hasn’t begun restructuring


The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev


Slowly, but steadily Bulgarians embrace open society values

Slowly, but steadily Bulgarians embrace open society values

To the surprise of some, a growing number of Bulgarians believe in open and more liberal democracy


BSE hopes foreign stocks will help improve liquidity

BSE hopes foreign stocks will help improve liquidity

Sofia bourse on final stretch of setting up BSE International segment


А higher tax burden and a steep rise in public expenditure

А higher tax burden and a steep rise in public expenditure

The government is not using the good economic climate to balance the budget


No cartel found

No cartel found

The Bulgarian competition watchdog cleared Lukoil and six fuel retailers of previous charges of abuse of dominant market position and price fixing