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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


Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians


Next.e.GO looking to park in Bulgaria

Next.e.GO looking to park in Bulgaria

German electric car startup is planning to invest 140 million euro in a manufacturing facility in Lovech


Articles about the ex-PM get Dnevnik.bg marked as malicious content on Facebook

Articles about the ex-PM get Dnevnik.bg marked as malicious content on Facebook

Users of the large news website complain about possible troll attack on the eve of July poll



US-based TrillerNet acquires Bulgarian streaming platform Fite

US-based TrillerNet acquires Bulgarian streaming platform Fite

The deal is the biggest exit of LAUNCHub Ventures fund


Bulgarian machine-maker acquires Italian supplier

Bulgarian machine-maker acquires Italian supplier

The sunflower dehulling machine manufacturer ELICA is now owner of Bologna-based ASM


The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap



How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

How to spend secretly 100 million euro in Sofia; a breath of fresh air in the Parliament; exports are back on track

KInsights 17/04: A Russian billionaire in Sofia, a feisty old lady in the Parliament and the 6 billion euro everyone is talking about


The software robots maker

The software robots maker

RPA.bg, founded by Kraismir Krastev, is developing software products for business process automation


Bulpros: Bulgaria’s third-biggest M&A deal in IT

Bulpros: Bulgaria’s third-biggest M&A deal in IT

The largest locally-owned software company Bulpros is to merge with German partner ec4u and become majority-owned by European fund Silverfleet Capital


Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Fintech companies’ strong growth draws interest from investors and VC funds


The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

The elections are finally here, World Bank and the US criticize Bulgaria, tourism is down 70%

K Insights 02/04: the lockdown ends; how to buy something that doesn't have a price


Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

Why we love the EU and pretend not to like Moscow; the two most endangered sectors in Bulgaria

K Insights 26/03: A lot of love for Brussels, a fraught relationship with Moscow and a snub from Beijing



The labor market’s new groove

The labor market’s new groove

Fewer hirings ‘at any cost’, more flexible employment options, and cautious wage growth are among the new trends in the labor market prompted by the coronavirus


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces


Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Short business stories from the past month


5G in Bulgaria: Billions and fears

5G in Bulgaria: Billions and fears

The next generation of mobile networks is here, but not everybody wants it