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Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions




Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

Bulgaria’s unfinished Belene NPP: to be or not to be

In the next couple of decades, the country does not need a new nuclear capacity; by then it should decide on its nuclear energy’s future


The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.


How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

With the shuttle service restarting after a six-month hiatus, it now takes 15 minutes to get from the city to the airport - but only if you find the correct information


Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Business with a cause: the sole nitrile-glove manufacturer in Europe

Who are the people behind PPS Manufacturing and what are their beliefs



Is Gazprom back on the agenda?

Is Gazprom back on the agenda?

Bulgaria enters august with the lowest gas storage levels in the EU


PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

PPS Manufacturing: Hand in Glove with the Future

The Bulgarian company started the first nitrile-glove production in Europe and is aimed at taking up the leadership position in the sector


Solar systems for self-consumption

Solar systems for self-consumption

Many Bulgarian businesses want to add photovoltaic systems to reduce their own electricity bills – what are their options?




Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

Central Asia's transport corridor is getting more important due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine


A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

Bulgaria’s Recovery plan finally received a green light from the EU. Coal plants get a breather as local energy production takes precedence


Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

Bulgaria’s anti-inflation measures: chaos and populism

The government will spend 2 billion levs on populist measures without targeting the most vulnerable groups in society


Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Where are the Ukrainian refugees heading to?

Bulgaria faces the uphill task of having to find accommodation for 60,000 refugees currently in seaside hotels whose owners want to kick off their summer holiday season. Integrating them in society and in the labor market are now pressing priorities


Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

Bulgaria: More dependent on Russian oil

While diversifying gas supplies is difficult, but feasible task for the state, the same cannot be said about Bulgaria’s reliance on crude oil from Russia