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Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

Another parliament bites the dust. What did it accomplish?

The 48th National Assembly will be remembered for the laws it failed to pass rather than for any meaningful breakthroughs


Radev’s energy strategy for the next 30 years: 120 billion for dubious megaprojects

Radev’s energy strategy for the next 30 years: 120 billion for dubious megaprojects

The caretaker cabinet’s grand vision for Bulgarian energy is full of questionable choices


The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

Brussels wants to know who's investing, Fool's day elections, waiting for John Malkovich




The Cult of Nexo

The Cult of Nexo

How the Bulgarian company convinced itself, its employees and its customers that all accusations against it were a conspiracy - or FUD



Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Prosecution goes after cryptobank, no chance of gov’t and coal to stay until 2038


Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Institutions don’t bet on a recession in their forecasts for 2023 but there are problems


Growth in housing prices in Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas

Growth in housing prices in Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas

In the two seaside cities deals increased at the beginning of 2022, but in Plovdiv their number decreased slightly



Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process



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.


Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Gov’t mandate roulette kicks off, Boyko is the (old) Messi, K100 business ranking now in English


Petar Andronov, KBC Group: The main prognosis is for a "soft recession"

Petar Andronov, KBC Group: The main prognosis is for a "soft recession"

Belgian KBC Group expects 0.7% GDP growth in Bulgaria for 2023


The most dynamic, the most profitable and the companies with the most employees in Bulgaria

The most dynamic, the most profitable and the companies with the most employees in Bulgaria

Profitability of the largest companies in Bulgaria continues to improve in 2021, while revenues of the fastest-growing large firms jump to an unprecedented 144%



SEE Startups - an overview of the ecosystem

SEE Startups - an overview of the ecosystem

Since 2012, SEE startups have grown 49.9x in combined enterprise value


The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest