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The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

The week: Bulgaria sails towards energy independence, brace for protests, why Ohrid is important

Gas and other disasters, rent-a-mob week looms, Ohrid is in from the cold


The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

In Bulgaria, the sunflower oil business was worth close to 1.5 bln levs (767 million euro) last year


The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

The long road to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv

How Bulgaria and others helped Russia get to Kiev, still no budget and top 10 IT companies in Plovdiv



Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

The number of companies that ceased operations in the first four months of 2021 rose by 15% year-on-year. Meanwhile, newly registered firms are also increasing.


The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

The week: Kings of corruption named, Fresh start looms, 5 companies got 400 million euro from the budget

K insights 04/06: budget swings back to negative, Sin Cars get funding


Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Textile and apparel exports shrank to 4 billion levs in the pandemic year


Mortgage lending did not bend to the pandemic

Mortgage lending did not bend to the pandemic

The overall property loan volume in Bulgaria grew in 2020 as demand remained high even during the pandemic


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


Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined

Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime


Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

For the first time, the yearly Gepard ranking of most dynamic small and midsize enterprises in Bulgaria by Capital comprises more than 2200 companies. They have increased their revenues by more than 30% in 2018.


Tomislav Donchev – the shadow energy minister

Tomislav Donchev – the shadow energy minister

Most decisions about the big energy projects are taken in the Vice-Premier’s office