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Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Spanish aircraft and Italian ground troops to reinforce NATO’s flank in the country


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


Bulgaria’s GullivAir considering direct flights to the U.S.

Bulgaria’s GullivAir considering direct flights to the U.S.

Bulgarian carrier GullivAir intends to launch a direct route to the United States


The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

Despite political hopes that the second batch of 8 US-made fighters would be cheaper, the initial offer price stands at 1.7 billion USD - a third more than in 2019


The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

The week: 100 days of hell, the missing half a billion and a mysterious crash at a large dam

A baptism of fire, a new port on the Aegean and an ambassador worth throwing out


The week: Borissov arrested, Central Bank chairmanship tears the coalition, Resilience Plan still not ok

The week: Borissov arrested, Central Bank chairmanship tears the coalition, Resilience Plan still not ok

Former PM Borissov arrested, Guerilla war over BNB shakes the coalition and the Plan is still NOT alright


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


Investors oversubscribe cargo drone manufacturer Dronamics’ IPO 4.5 times

Investors oversubscribe cargo drone manufacturer Dronamics’ IPO 4.5 times

The company raises the maximum planned capital of 5.86 million levs


Machines and equipment top 40 companies: Virus in the system

Machines and equipment top 40 companies: Virus in the system

After years of constant growth, revenue fell in 2020 due to the pandemic


ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

Grzegorz Konieczny, Country Head, ING Bank Sofia and Marina Kobakova, Head of Sector Coverage, ING Bank, Sofia


Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport is among the top 3 sectors of Bulgaria’s economy affected by Covid-19, with the aviation sector suffering the most


Gabrovo-based Ceratizit Bulgaria to invest 20 million euro in capacity expansion, upgrade

Gabrovo-based Ceratizit Bulgaria to invest 20 million euro in capacity expansion, upgrade

The tool manufacturer will have new equipment, a logistics center and an additional building within five years


Extreme weather: What’s Bulgaria’s plan to tackle its effects?

Extreme weather: What’s Bulgaria’s plan to tackle its effects?

A summer of scorching heat and forest fires across the mountainous country put people and nature at risk, highlighting the need for the state to be better prepared


The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

Fighter jets and politics, Bulgaria turning into Belgium, 8 billion leva in state gifts


Eagle Down: the systemic flaws that led to the crash of a MiG-29

Eagle Down: the systemic flaws that led to the crash of a MiG-29

Inadequate resources, an ageing fighter fleet, criminally few flying hours for pilots and poor training - just some of the problems plaguing the Bulgarian Air Force



Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about