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Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio

The day in 3 news: Sofia sends arms to Ukraine indirectly; BSP won’t send a representative to Kyiv; Bulgaria with one of the best debt-to-gross domestic product ratio



Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

The finance ministry proposed a draft budget for 2022 with a deficit equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP and significant debt growth



Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

The statistics office reported a surprisingly low 0.4% GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2021


The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

The Week: The inevitable fifth wave, the surf-master Radev and the boom of online retail

K Insights 22/10: grocery stores flourish while clothes shops go under


The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

Outstanding issues between Bulgaria and its southwestern neighbor are important, but it is critical to provide infrastructure and a stable business environment for companies


The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

Bulgarian economy expanded strongly in the second quarter mainly on the back of the low comparison base in the pandemic-marred 2020


The year of recovery

The year of recovery

The Bulgarian economy may return to pre-crisis growth rates as early as the fourth quarter of 2021 but the recovery process is uneven


Where would the economy be without EU funds

Where would the economy be without EU funds

Bulgaria’s GDP was 16.7% higher last year, compared with 2013. Half of the increase is owed to money coming from the EU




The curious case of Bulgarian consumption

The curious case of Bulgarian consumption

The central bank questioned the accuracy of the statistical office’s estimates of Bulgarian household spending in 2020


Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

Elections looming large, prosecutors denied and how Bulgaria remains at the end of the GDP tail in the EU

K Insights 5/03: Controversial changes to the media law were postponed, Eurohold wants to raise 100 mln euro on the stock exchange


Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Unsurprisingly, GDP shrank in the fourth quarter. Wages were up, exports made a surprising comeback in December, and deflation will return for a while


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


The Great Patriotic Rearmament

The Great Patriotic Rearmament

Despite the pandemic, Bulgaria went on a military spending spree in 2020 – and pledges to continue


A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020