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Sofia’s poisonous traffic goes under the institutional radar

Sofia’s poisonous traffic goes under the institutional radar

There is hidden pollution with dangerous nitrogen dioxide in Sofia and the state is underestimating the problem, the environmental organization For the Earth says


Uber shuts its software center in Bulgaria

Uber shuts its software center in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian office, which developed software for financial documents, will close in September


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


Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

For the first time since joining the EU, Bulgaria has got along with almost no European funding for several years


The week: How hard is it to buy trains?

The week: How hard is it to buy trains?

The train won't be coming, The free electricity market neither, And the new Constitution is a mess


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


A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

A customs boss, a police chief and a "very expensive" watch: the first strike of the new anti-corruption agency

Two strange stories from last week converge into one




The week: No country for the old

The week: No country for the old

The young have made it through, The rotation is now a centrifuge, Bulgarian football goes for old


How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

A new data leak exposes how the Borissov-3 gov’t facilitated the construction of the TurkStream pipeline across Bulgaria against the country’s own interests and EU procurement rules


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




The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The week: Brace, the rotation is coming

The Suddenly-important Ministry, More Russian spies pop up, and Meta buys a company


Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Global events hit the financial performance of public companies, shrink factory production and effectively cut down state revenue



The week: Going nuclear (again)

The week: Going nuclear (again)

The new Bulgarian mega-dream, eurozone delayed, Nexo comes back with a vengeance