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Russian-owned Lukoil will pay tax in Bulgaria - but with conditions

Russian-owned Lukoil will pay tax in Bulgaria - but with conditions

Lukoil's future in Bulgaria is uncertain, however, Bulgaria's oil dependence on Russia cannot be escaped easily



A hidden fight "for" and "against" euro adoption dogs Bulgaria

A hidden fight "for" and "against" euro adoption dogs Bulgaria

Vazrazhdane turned a draft analysis about the impact of Eurozone entry by the National Bank into an attack on Bulgaria's renewed efforts to adopt the common currency from 2024


The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers





The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

With or without a regular government in place, the new parliament can vote on Budget 2023 but probably it will not have the will to cut spending


Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

Bulgaria in crisis: 5 risks caused by the political chaos

The post-election deadlock might consign the country to EU backwater status


Sofia’s flips over gas supplies show how fraught energy policy is after defying Moscow

Sofia’s flips over gas supplies show how fraught energy policy is after defying Moscow

After an inexplicable postponement, the caretaker gov’t and Bulgargaz finally open bids for short- and long-term LNG deliveries



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




Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Radev’s revenge, the looming deficit and a frog

Reality is back with a vengeance, GDP keeps growing, and our Real Estate report is out


What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

What’s cooking before the 2 October snap vote?

The new political season kicks off with smear campaigns, corruption allegations and president’s interference that would likely result in yet another fragmented parliament unable to support a government coalition


Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending


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