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Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

In 2022 or 2023 there will be at least one Bulgarian startup with valuation over 1 billion dollars


Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

Plovdiv: the favourite of investors and tourists

The second-largest Bulgarian city is among the leaders of two rankings – of best tourist destinations in Europe and of small cities most attractive to foreign investors


Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Manufacturing exports drive growth in Plovdiv province

Its employment rate stands below Bulgaria’s average


Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Why do Bulgarians refuse to get the Covid vaccine?

Poor communication and broken trust in institutions left much of the public prone to disinformation and unjustified fears about the effects of jabs


The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

Stara Zagora’s coal-powered energy sector faces uncertain prospects, but local industrial zones have economic potential


Bulgarian-founded fintech startup valued at $80m

Bulgarian-founded fintech startup valued at $80m

US-based QED Investors led the largest Series A funding round so far for a Bulgarian startup - 32m levs


The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap


The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

Economic centers start to gain speed across the country but the capital continues to soar far ahead


Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Migrants have returned, will they stay?

Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.


The largest construction companies

The largest construction companies

In addition to paying, the state is now constructing as well


The last strong year

The last strong year

The revenues and profits of the largest companies in Bulgaria increased rapidly last year but the Covid-19 crisis has put an end to a decade of growth


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth 1.3 billion levs were announced last year, up 500 million levs on 2018


Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Some industries are already losing steam


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


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


Meet the cities: The northern island

Meet the cities: The northern island

In spite of its infrastructure woes and the lack of large new investments, Varna remains a point of interest and a city full of subdued energy. It’s time to release that energy and support it.


A dance with anti-liberalism

A dance with anti-liberalism

There are enough signals that Bulgaria is on the verge of joining the illiberal camp of Hungary and Poland in the EU, yet the government dare not take the final step


Software: The Island of Optimism

Software: The Island of Optimism

The tech sector in Bulgaria continues to grow, with the vast majority of companies reporting double-digit revenue growth.


Metallurgy: Shining bright

Metallurgy: Shining bright

The high prices of non-ferrous metals, the introduction of new products and anti-dumping tariffs on steel imports produced a two-digit rise in revenue


A year of record profits

A year of record profits

The profit of the top 100 companies was 35% higher compared to 2016.