The housing market: the top is near
High demand and low supply drive prices up. War, weakening economies and rising mortgage rates may cool down the market
The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds
EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news
Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable
The bank’s records show an average increase in property prices of 13% y/y in Q1 2022
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
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
Its employment rate stands below Bulgaria’s average
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
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
How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap
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?
Bulgaria has been losing people to the West for decades. COVID-19 rearranged that.
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
Investment projects worth 1.3 billion levs were announced last year, up 500 million levs on 2018
Organized crime in Bulgaria: Five popular beliefs re-examined
Bulgaria, unfortunately, has built an image of a country deeply affected by organized crime
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
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