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Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv and its dream

Plovdiv Municipality has had plans for an urban railway, or S-Bahn as the Germans call it, for 30 years.


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


18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

18 steps to government: What did the parties decide after a week of negotiations?

Cabinet talks led by election winner We Continue the Change run smoother than the previous two attempts, but difficult steps still have to be taken


Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Gas, electricity and coal - the combustible mix that blew up the economy


Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport is among the top 3 sectors of Bulgaria’s economy affected by Covid-19, with the aviation sector suffering the most


Locomotives of the future depart from Ruse

Locomotives of the future depart from Ruse

Express Service inherited 155 years of experience in train maintenance and construction and entered the XXI century with more powerful, greener machines


Construction sector in 2020: The state paves the way for revenue growth

Construction sector in 2020: The state paves the way for revenue growth

The sharp increase in public funding for roads, railways, and gas infrastructure has boosted the revenue of the biggest construction companies in Bulgaria


The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

The Week: Kicking the coal can down the road, the Blagoevgrad election test and getting closer to the Euro

Bulgaria says no to transition from coal, Peevski peeves MRF and Bulgarian high-tech startups on a roll



The lifeline train of the Rhodope mountain

The lifeline train of the Rhodope mountain

Bulgaria’s last narrow gauge train continues to serve remote communities as it celebrates 100 years


Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

Construction business: the largest builder in Bulgaria

How Veliko Zhelev turned his Hidrostroy company into an empire


The first Green parliamentary leader: Corruption harms both business and the natural environment

The first Green parliamentary leader: Corruption harms both business and the natural environment

Vladislav Panev, co-chair of the Green Movement that now has its first four MPs, talks Bulgarian oligarchs, the EU Green Recovery plan and their priorities during a probable short-lived Parliament


An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

K Insights 09/04 : An earthquake in Bulgarian politics, the economy fares surprisingly well and a Wolf to beware of



A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

A lady you don't want to meet, 3 ways to look at the economy, and why you have to watch your steps

K Insights 19/02: Economy fares better than forecast, why we don't have good trains


The largest construction companies

The largest construction companies

In addition to paying, the state is now constructing as well


What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

What’s in it for Bulgaria in the EU’s Green Deal?

Bulgaria’s government is underwhelmed by the European Commission’s attempts to further increase EU climate change mitigation goals


The loophole of in-house procurement

The loophole of in-house procurement

The in-house procurement procedures – the awarding of public contracts without tenders, has become a favorite way to allocate money in a non-transparent manner