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As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year


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


Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Meanwhile, households will have missed the optimum moment for liberalization because electricity prices are currently at their lowest



Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Immigration instead of integration: where are the Roma and why it matters (part II)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care


Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Immigration instead of integration: how the Roma left Bulgaria (part I)

Between 40 and 50% of the country's Roma community now work abroad, bringing money into the country - but the state does not care



No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

No Euro in 2024: Why did Bulgaria give up trying to join the eurozone next year?

Parliament’s failure to adopt 4 key pieces of legislation, a purposeful abstention from the amendment of the Insurance code and high inflation will delay currency union entry


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


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Pro-Russian parties exploit the fears of the disillusioned

Former Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, leftist spearhead Maya Manolova and former TISP cadres are jumping on the "anti-war" bandwagon of Vazrazhdane and BSP with new political factions


The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

The week: The gas is off, the fight is on, Petkov goes to Kiyv, and do you need that salary of yours

K Insights 29/04: legalizing the industrial hemp, are 100 diplomats too many?


Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

The northern part of the Black Sea has practically lost its access to maritime transport as the Russian war on Ukraine has increased insurance costs


If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

Should the fixed income market turn out to be correct once again, and should recession loom, inflation talk will not only cease but we will yearn for a return to price growth once businesses collapse and unemployment soars



After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

After seven months, Bulgaria gets a regular cabinet

Kiril Petkov will lead the coalition gov’t of four parties, promising judicial reform, zero corruption and untapping the country’s economic potential





Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

The second cabinet appointed by President Radev this year is notable mostly for its absentees - Finance and Economy ministers Vassilev and Petkov, who will now be entering the political fray