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Bulgarian emigrant to build armored vehicle plant in Burgas

Bulgarian emigrant to build armored vehicle plant in Burgas

Awaiting the start of modernization of Bulgarian Land Forces, Anton Stefov’s IAG plans production in the country


The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

The week: "Year Zero" for anti-corruption, new cabinet or new elections, the quick end of the Gemcorp memorandum

Captured state fights back, gas storage slowly fills up and a skyscraper that is not


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

What’s next for the Bulgarian army after the war in Ukraine?

More significant NATO presence in the country and further investments in key military equipment are likely in the aftermath of the Russian invasion


The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are



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


Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

Spy saga: Bulgaria’s "Cambridge Five" or just a smoke-mirror?

The story of five members of the Bulgarian counterintelligence service have reached NATO, but it reveals more about the country’s unreformed institutions than Moscow’s spy efforts


The Great Patriotic Rearmament

The Great Patriotic Rearmament

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


A very Bulgarian spy saga

A very Bulgarian spy saga

Sofia is highly selective when it comes to expelling Russian spies – and its interests in general


Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

Bulgaria embarks on a massive rearmament program without clear priorities

The process of selecting a new jetfighter for the Air Force has demonstrated the Ministry of Defense’s inability to manage complex projects


Top 50 in/in terms of assets: the investment season

Top 50 in/in terms of assets: the investment season

Yet another year of economic growth facilitated investment in new production capacities


Fast reads

Fast reads

The end of the Council of EU Presidency, the cabinet is already shaking, Desislava Ivancheva, the Bulgarian judiciary


The biggest employers: Labor shortage weighs

The biggest employers: Labor shortage weighs

The one hundred companies with the highest number of employees created over 8,500 new jobs last year. Export industries led the rise again but domestically oriented companies also reported growth.


The Unholy Trinity

The Unholy Trinity

The three parties from the United Patriots might turn to be the bane of the third Borissov’ government