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How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

How Bulgaria took a step back with the euro

The unvoted amendment to the Insurance Code blocks Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone


The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The past still has power over us



The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

The week: A few Brussels sprouts, Election after April Fool’s Day, Malkovich’s (costly) sell-out show

Brussels wants to know who's investing, Fool's day elections, waiting for John Malkovich


The Cult of Nexo

The Cult of Nexo

How the Bulgarian company convinced itself, its employees and its customers that all accusations against it were a conspiracy - or FUD


Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

Bulgaria: the election season is far from over

More parties and new coalitions promise to enter the next contest, which looks set for 2 April


What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

What’s to come: key developments to anticipate in Bulgaria this year

Dates and events to follow in 2023


Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Nexo’s troubles, Bulgaria refuses to close coal plants, Lukoil returns

Prosecution goes after cryptobank, no chance of gov’t and coal to stay until 2038


Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Bulgarian economy to slow down in 2023

Institutions don’t bet on a recession in their forecasts for 2023 but there are problems



Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

Will Bulgaria break out of political deadlock in 2023?

With prospects for a coalition in the current parliament looking slim, the country is likely heading towards more inconclusive elections, lower turnout and diminishing public trust in the political process




Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Schengen is shut, Bulgaria needs brain surgeon and which are the country’s biggest businesses

Gov’t mandate roulette kicks off, Boyko is the (old) Messi, K100 business ranking now in English


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


Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Bulgaria’s undertrained police struggle in the face of an influx of migrant smuggling

Three Internal Ministry officers have died and one is in critical condition after clashes with traffickers and inadequate training and equipment are to blame


The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest


What is Bulgaria’s alternative to Russian nuclear fuel?

What is Bulgaria’s alternative to Russian nuclear fuel?

The Eastern European country is trying to diversify its supplies as others in the region have already done


Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget


Nikola Stoyanov, Luximmo: Bulgarians are buying real estate abroad, especially in Greece, Dubai and Spain

Nikola Stoyanov, Luximmo: Bulgarians are buying real estate abroad, especially in Greece, Dubai and Spain

The richest are attracted to the French Riviera and more recently the alpine resorts, the founder and manager of a high-end real estate agency tells "Capital"