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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)


Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

The new protest party rode on the wave of social media and sounds even more extreme than Vazrazhdane - can it be tamed?


Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

The price of the deal is not disclosed but calculations show it tops 50 million euro


The week: The Accountant and Srebrenica

The week: The Accountant and Srebrenica

Glavchev The Sudden Diplomat, Long work hours and a belated Tsar’s burial


First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender



640 million levs to transform Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik

640 million levs to transform Stara Zagora, Kyustendil and Pernik

The territorial plans are designed to create new jobs and economic dynamics in exchange for phasing out coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions


K10: The Best Banks of 2023

K10: The Best Banks of 2023

UniCredit Bulbank again leads the Capital Weekly’s ranking of banks in Bulgaria, UBB is now the largest bank, DSK reports record profit


The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

The week: Why we no longer need EU cash

Who needs Europe's money? Or a Foreign Minister? Kozloduy gets US nuclear fuel



Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

The fortnight-old Glavchev cabinet is no longer trying to hide its allegiances


Who is who in the Glavchev cabinet and what comes next

Who is who in the Glavchev cabinet and what comes next

The caretaker gov’t is dominated by GERB and MRF cadres, which are bound to restore the status quo



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


DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

Most of the 3.4 billion levs (1.7 billion euro) profit reported by the banking sector for 2023 will be reinvested


Rotation still on? Gabriel presents Radev with a fulfilled mandate, but WCC-DB remain silent

Rotation still on? Gabriel presents Radev with a fulfilled mandate, but WCC-DB remain silent

After 36 hours of uncertainty, GERB bids to wrest key ministries from WCC-DB


The week: The trick with the migrant scare

The week: The trick with the migrant scare

Don’t let the news fool you, How flat should a tax be, and a Bishop dreams of heading the Church


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


The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

The week: The Roadmap to Russian energy serfdom

How GERB sold out to Putin (before the war), Rotation stuck and who designs Beyonce’s clothes in BG


How the Dutch got too good at farming

How the Dutch got too good at farming

A small, fertiliser-rich country sniffs the limits of its old model