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How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

Turkstream used offshore companies and the financial capacity of Gazprombank


Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

Who will be the next Patriarch and why it matters

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church controls a vast number of properties and hundreds of millions of levs, but most importantly - exerts influence over millions of laymen


Fertilizers remain vulnerable to the impact of the Ukraine war, trade restrictions

Fertilizers remain vulnerable to the impact of the Ukraine war, trade restrictions

Prices fall from record highs but stay steadily elevated



Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

The revenue growth of the top 30 companies in the sector slowed to 22% in 2022


The biggest fuel companies: Business thrives on Ukraine war, price hikes

The biggest fuel companies: Business thrives on Ukraine war, price hikes

Revenues of the top 30 companies in the K100 sector ranking rose from BGN 17.7 billion in 2021 to BGN 32.4 billion last year.



The biggest agricultural companies: In the fields of war

The biggest agricultural companies: In the fields of war

Bulgarian grain growers and retailers earned higher revenues and profits in 2022, but face tough seasons ahead


The Largest Transportation Companies in Bulgaria: Challenges and Growth

The Largest Transportation Companies in Bulgaria: Challenges and Growth

Top 20 companies post over 30% increase in revenue


A Russian Oligarch’s Son and his Plovdiv Odyssey: Part II

A Russian Oligarch’s Son and his Plovdiv Odyssey: Part II

Two years after the arrival of Russian oligarch’s son Anton Zingarevich, the finances of the leading Plovdiv football club in Plovdiv are a mystery


Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Gov’t rushes through long-delayed modernization projects

Both the purchase of anti-ship rockets and armored vehicles might happen via direct negotiations with sellers instead of bids, which brings risks


The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


Leaks: How Bulgarian gas mafia and Boyko Borissov made a deal with Putin for Turkstream

Leaks: How Bulgarian gas mafia and Boyko Borissov made a deal with Putin for Turkstream

The documents depict secret arrangements violating public procurement procedures and obeying Russian corporate interests


The blockade of the Danube Bridge

The blockade of the Danube Bridge

The estimated value of the repairs is BGN 21 million and will take 2 years to finish. Meanwhile, there is no alternative route




Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

The "father of the Green Deal" and Vice-President of the European Commission says that the earlier Bulgaria moves away from coal, the more successful it will be in its green transformation


Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

We are discussing opening an office in Sofia, says the new CEO of EIT Digital


Chinese interests creep into Bulgaria through municipalities and educational institutions

Chinese interests creep into Bulgaria through municipalities and educational institutions

Unlike elsewhere in the Balkans, Beijing’s influence in Bulgaria remains limited, an expert report claims