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Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Bulgarian government’s decision to buy 1.1 mln tons of cereals provoked market chaos

Representatives of the sector believe that the offered price is half the international market price and complain of illegal suspension of exports


Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

The state authorities decided to revamp the EU funds plan, squeezing in some radical ideas before being submitted by the end of April


Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

The statistics office reported a surprisingly low 0.4% GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2021



The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

Bulgarian economy expanded strongly in the second quarter mainly on the back of the low comparison base in the pandemic-marred 2020


The Bulgarian bicycle boom

The Bulgarian bicycle boom

Local producers enjoy double digit growth and demand for electric versions encourages investments in capacity expansion


The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

The week: Is Bulgaria the limp pig of EU regulation, coal is (still) here, minimum wage surpasses Montenegro

Also: New Parliament is up, as well as the new 12 bn. Leva Plan



Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


Where would the economy be without EU funds

Where would the economy be without EU funds

Bulgaria’s GDP was 16.7% higher last year, compared with 2013. Half of the increase is owed to money coming from the EU



Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Unsurprisingly, GDP shrank in the fourth quarter. Wages were up, exports made a surprising comeback in December, and deflation will return for a while


The Great Patriotic Rearmament

The Great Patriotic Rearmament

Despite the pandemic, Bulgaria went on a military spending spree in 2020 – and pledges to continue


Economic growth slips

Economic growth slips

Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to six-year low of 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020. Timid signs of recovery can already be seen but it is still too early for optimism


A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly "freezes" Bulgaria's advance into the euro area despite positive signals from Brussels


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


The Top 30 in the energy sector: Lingering defects

The Top 30 in the energy sector: Lingering defects

The biggest companies in the sector increased their revenue by over 1 billion levs in 2018