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Between Sofia and Istanbul: the new beginning of Haskovo

Between Sofia and Istanbul: the new beginning of Haskovo

The least developed region in South Bulgaria gains momentum and holds a promise for the future

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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

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The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price

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Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing

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Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy

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The labor market’s new groove

The labor market’s new groove

Fewer hirings ‘at any cost’, more flexible employment options, and cautious wage growth are among the new trends in the labor market prompted by the coronavirus

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The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

Located right in the center of the country, Gabrovo’s industry-heavy economy is among the leaders in terms of GDP per capita, but ailing demographics are still a challenge that needs to be addressed

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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

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A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

A big plan that bets on hydrogen and solar, 100 million euro losses per week and how to get Bulgarians to vaccinate

K Insights 12/02: April will be very busy, and coming up: new debt and a 5000 hp supercar

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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

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K Insights: A new must-meet friend in Sofia, pandemic politics, where the road-money goes and a few really big tenders

K Insights: A new must-meet friend in Sofia, pandemic politics, where the road-money goes and a few really big tenders

Weekly newsletter 25-29 January

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Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth less than 430 mln levs were announced in 2020 - a third of the amount in 2019

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The new map of investments

The new map of investments

The potential for nearshoring production from China to Eastern Europe may give an additional boost to Plovdiv

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Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Is Sofia about to lose some of its air connections

Shortly before the start of its concession contract, state-owned Sofia Airport unveiled a plan to drastically raise its fees. Complaints from the biggest airlines using the airport put the plan on hold until after the general election expected in March.

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A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

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

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In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

In focus: The smaller economies of northern Bulgaria

The economic indicators of the regions of Shumen and Targovishte lag behind national averages but population trends are optimistic

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Small businesses’ big crisis

Small businesses’ big crisis

Small firms which make up more than 90% of companies in Bulgaria, were hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis

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Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

The economy has grown, industry is turning towards higher technology, but reforms have stagnated, hindering the country’s potential

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