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Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

Single-bid tenders: how Bulgarian municipalities distribute money

58% of local government tenders and almost 65% of the money, or nearly half a billion levs, are distributed through controversial auctions


The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

The week: Elections 2022: Pretend nothing’s happening; FDI down, caretaker Gov’t goes LNG

Parties lying low on big issues before vote, Energy Minister shifts stance on LNG and why do people from the "Yellow Cobblestones" cry?


Christophe Leclercq: Medias are an army of dwarfs, facing a world duopoly: Meta (Facebook) and Alphabet (Google)

Christophe Leclercq: Medias are an army of dwarfs, facing a world duopoly: Meta (Facebook) and Alphabet (Google)

The founder of the EURACTIV Media Network & Chair of Europe’s MediaLab spoke with Capital on the new European Media Freedom Act


Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

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


The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

The private border of Bulgaria and the EU

Kiril Petkov’s government suddenly collapses when it delves into the issue of a shady business operating on the border with Turkey for over a decade.



Why and how a municipality in Bulgaria voted for a full moratorium on wind power

Why and how a municipality in Bulgaria voted for a full moratorium on wind power

An entertainment park about history wanted to stop a 1.2 billion wind project – and then ensure that no other candidates would emerge



How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

With the shuttle service restarting after a six-month hiatus, it now takes 15 minutes to get from the city to the airport - but only if you find the correct information



Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant: the long story behind an accident

Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant: the long story behind an accident

The plant is the largest pumped storage facility in the region


Turning waste plastic into energy

Turning waste plastic into energy

A UK company wants to build an installation for production of electricity and hydrogen in the town of Simitli, Bulgaria



Postbank: mortgage loans rise in value, number of applications stable

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


Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

Radev’s cabinet: what’s the aim?

The Donev cabinet’s first moves seem designed to overturn the legacy of the reformist Petkov gov’t - but the reasons might be more prosaic than Russian meddling


VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy



Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

The week: Bulgaria’s economy is (surprise, surprise) doing very well, the real estate market - not so much, and some dolphins get religious

Don’t do stupid shit and things are going to get better