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As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year


Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Bulgaria set to relinquish 4.4 billion euros under the Recovery Plan

Parliament sabotages the second payment and puts the whole plan at risk by blocking the adoption of four laws and postponing the abolition of regulated electricity prices


Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Who wants a free market? Bulgaria postpones wholesale electricity market liberalization

Meanwhile, households will have missed the optimum moment for liberalization because electricity prices are currently at their lowest


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


Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

Fast and furious: GERB and MRF reinstate the status quo at full speed

The fortnight-old Glavchev cabinet is no longer trying to hide its allegiances


How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

How the Half-Baked Constitutional Changes Brought Back GERB

And Other Problems with the Upcoming Early Vote



Interview | Paschal Donohoe: It is still possible for Bulgaria to join the euro in 2025

Interview | Paschal Donohoe: It is still possible for Bulgaria to join the euro in 2025

Political stability and inflation are the two main challenges, says the President of the Eurogroup


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


The week: The trick with the migrant scare

The week: The trick with the migrant scare

Don’t let the news fool you, How flat should a tax be, and a Bishop dreams of heading the Church



The week: What a Big Mac can tell us about the future of Sofia

The week: What a Big Mac can tell us about the future of Sofia

Sofia gets really expensive, Peevski gets a post, and Real Estate keeps booming


The week: A second private border?

The week: A second private border?

A private Schengen, Elections loom again, How hard is it to buy trains



The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

The rotation is coming: What’s next for the (non)coalition?

Despite shakeups, it appears that "the assemblage" of GERB and WCC-DB, backed by MRF, will soldier on after 6 March - with some slight recalibrations


Greece could soon devour Bulgaria’s energy market and industry

Greece could soon devour Bulgaria’s energy market and industry

Bulgaria's slow green transition could lead to dire economic consequences, while Athens is ready to take over


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


The week: Gooood morning Vietnam!

The week: Gooood morning Vietnam!

Back in Vietnam, We are not harassing Austria, Why is Sofia lonely


Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

Louis Vuitton bags, millions of euro and no sign of corruption: the Bozhkov lottery story

The full text of the decree terminating the case for extortion of the mogul by Boyko Borissov and Vladislav Goranov gives a detailed chronology of the affair, but won’t reach court


Bulgaria in 2023: The year in review

Bulgaria in 2023: The year in review

KInsights’ chronology of a turbulent year - and on what’s to come