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Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

Michael Ignatieff: The History That Got Us Here

The Canadian historian, politician and author reflects on the Russian war against Ukraine, why it happened - and where it might bring us


How Bulgaria’s internet slowed down

How Bulgaria’s internet slowed down

Network speed in the country was the fourth fastest in the world in 2009, yet now it ranks 53rd. Why?


2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

2021: Bulgaria in cultural highlights

How the year fared for local literature, cinema and contemporary art



Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production


Bulgaria explained: Why is the fertility coefficient higher in Sofia province than in Sofia city?

Bulgaria explained: Why is the fertility coefficient higher in Sofia province than in Sofia city?

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s bright side

Bulgaria’s bright side

Three small business stories: children fashion, fruits and grain



Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Is State Capitalism Marching On?

Within a brief period, Bulgaria’s government has aggressively injected billions of levs into key sectors, and has effectively started nationalizing businesses


Budget misspending

Budget misspending

Reform of public spending in a changing global environment


Editorial

Editorial


Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Bulgaria’s Malcontents

Meet the under - 30s - young, angry and potentially dangerous


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


Pushing reform through the back door

Pushing reform through the back door

The Ministry of Health is attempting to revamp the ailing health care sector through increased government intervention but mounting criticism may dampen its enthusiasm


New billion-lev deal in Bulgaria’s banking sector

New billion-lev deal in Bulgaria’s banking sector

DSK Bank is set to buy Societe Generale Expressbank for close to 1.0 billion levs, or 1.3 times its capital, vying for the top spot in the sector in terms of assets.


Migration and labor market in Bulgaria:

Migration and labor market in Bulgaria:

Future tides – model and scenarios


Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests


Are emigration trends turning in Bulgaria?

Are emigration trends turning in Bulgaria?

The number of people moving out of the country after it joined the EU did not rise


Litex Motors hits the wall

Litex Motors hits the wall

The demise of a car maker speaks more about the way business is done sometimes in Bulgaria than about the country’s automotive sector