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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



This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

This week: Bulgaria finally sets foot on three seas, Elections are here (again) and how to lose 550 million on gambling

An e-car maker might land in Lovetch, you can fly to Varna


Roses withering

Roses withering

Depressed global demand has put Bulgaria’s iconic rose oil industry to its knees


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



Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

Why Burgas is still catching-up with other big cities

The Black sea urban center looks for potential new investors in high-tech manufacturing to attract employees from the apparel and food industries


Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Plovdiv is becoming the next city after the capital with a core of international hotel chains


Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banks need to shift to customer-specific approach, the head of the EIB representation for Bulgaria Teodor Radonov tells Kapital Insights


Summer 2021: One more lacklustre season

Summer 2021: One more lacklustre season

Bulgarian coastal tourism is facing another critical year due to delayed start and uncertain reservations


Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Bulgaria’s tax agency goes after big firms

Caretaker Finance Minister Assen Vassilev has said his team will look into the dealings of all firms that benefited significantly from public procurement and subsidies from the previous government


The lost decade of Bulgaria

The lost decade of Bulgaria

The governments of Boyko Borissov promised reform, but instead created an apparatus for extortion and clientelism



The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

The week: The battle for Bulgaria has begun, Rumen Radev steps up, why the seaside beckons now

K Insights 28/05: Secret services revolt, energy sector on the brink and what’s wrong with the Nuclear Power Plant


The year of recovery

The year of recovery

The Bulgarian economy may return to pre-crisis growth rates as early as the fourth quarter of 2021 but the recovery process is uneven



Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

Who is in Radev’s caretaker gov’t and what are their key tasks?

The primary job of the cabinet led by ex-General Stefan Yanev will be to organize fair elections in July - but it might have a more political role than anticipated


A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

A tale from the (still) captured state, new elections and the Russians are coming... for now

K Insights 07/05: there are money for COVID-measures until June; who is the largest builder in Bulgaria


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded


Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Tourism: winter disaster, dimmed hopes for summer

Bookings at ski and spa resorts slump up to 70%