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Rose oil is on its way to becoming a medicinal ingredient

Rose oil is on its way to becoming a medicinal ingredient

This will open up a new niche and market for the sector, which is currently feeling insecure and still risks damage from controversial European regulations


The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

The week: A 7.5 tremor in the non-coalition

Tremors in the coalition, Budget is in, Mihailov is out and Zakharova is pissed



How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

How 400 million levs in uncollected fines contribute to Bulgaria’s road carnage

The lack of control and sanctions to enforce the right-of-way for pedestrians at crosswalks lead to less revenue for the state - and more casualties


A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A working group in the EU Council removed a controversial clause that required the strict regulation of essential oils as chemicals, but the final text of the legislation still pends approval





Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

A planned regulation on essential oils in the EU revived unjustified fears of yet another "European conspiracy" against a sensitive Bulgarian product



Growth in housing prices in Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas

Growth in housing prices in Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas

In the two seaside cities deals increased at the beginning of 2022, but in Plovdiv their number decreased slightly


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


The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off


Monthly Startup News: Gov’t launches startup visas, Eleven introduces Unicorn Deal program, Coffee trading platform Almacena raises 3.5 mln euro

Monthly Startup News: Gov’t launches startup visas, Eleven introduces Unicorn Deal program, Coffee trading platform Almacena raises 3.5 mln euro

Here’s what happened in Bulgaria’s startup ecosystem in October


Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

Demand for housing in Burgas is greater than supply

New construction projects now expand the city towards the mainland - and some of them are quite large


First drop in real estate deals in Bulgaria since the pandemic

First drop in real estate deals in Bulgaria since the pandemic

The number of property sales falls 7% year-on-year in the third quarter, with the contraction in Sofia twice as big


Bulgaria begins issuing work visas to startups

Bulgaria begins issuing work visas to startups

The initiative provides a fast track for entrepreneurs from abroad to move their innovative businesses to Bulgaria



How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

How to get to Plovdiv Airport from the city

With the shuttle service restarting after a six-month hiatus, it now takes 15 minutes to get from the city to the airport - but only if you find the correct information