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Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget



The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off





How Bulgarian economy grew 3.4% more last year without national statistics noticing

How Bulgarian economy grew 3.4% more last year without national statistics noticing

GDP growth for 2021 was 7.6% and not 4.2%, the NSI acknowledges silently almost a year after



The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The optimist theory for the economy, Parliament is stuck, President is happy, and the Dutch don’t like us



The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts


The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

With or without a regular government in place, the new parliament can vote on Budget 2023 but probably it will not have the will to cut spending


Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

The post-election deadlock might consign the country to EU backwater status


The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it



Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia


Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out


What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending