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As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year


On the road to Brussels: Who’s who in the parties’ MEP lists?

On the road to Brussels: Who’s who in the parties’ MEP lists?

GERB and MRF bet on familiar faces, WCC pushes its nominees ahead of their partners from DB, while Vazrazhdane bets on a pro-Kremlin radio host


The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

The week: Entering the euro - what's love got to do with it

Trust and the Euro, How to make money disappear, Customs in disarray


Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Four leading Bulgarian economists highlight the most significant trends of 2023.


Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

After peaking in 2021-2022, transactions and, construction permits are now declining, and price growth is slowing down



The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

The week: The day of the Second Payment has arrived

One EU instrument which actually works, Wars bring the Balkans closer, The 6 centers of Bulgaria


Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Why investment activity in Bulgaria is so slow

Low investment rates limit the country’s long-term potential for economic growth


Bulgarian economy losing steam

Bulgarian economy losing steam

GDP growth stands at 1.8% y/y in the second quarter, with consumption remaining the primary driver


The week: No one wants to work in the government, Geshev is finally out, and tons of water are in

The week: No one wants to work in the government, Geshev is finally out, and tons of water are in

K Insights newsletter 16/06


Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv: A wave of consolidation in the media sector will be a game-changer

Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv: A wave of consolidation in the media sector will be a game-changer

A conversation with the founder of the leading EU news network about the merger with Mediahuis and European regulations of the media sector


Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

Bulgarian economy: the start of a slowdown

The main growth drivers reached an inflection point in Q1 2023


The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The week: The captured state unravels, Mariya Gabriel gets a bad deal, while arms producers had a very good year

The country didn’t break. It was already broken


How Romania overtook Bulgaria

How Romania overtook Bulgaria

The biggest difference between the two countries is the degree of success in their fight against corruption



How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand


Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Home rents increase, following the rise in mortgage payments, incomes and inflation.



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