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Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

Bulgarian economy: an EU-boosted recovery

GDP growth will accelerate to 4.9% in 2022 mainly on the back of funding from the EU’s recovery plan, according to the finance ministry’s October 2021 macroeconomic forecast


Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport is among the top 3 sectors of Bulgaria’s economy affected by Covid-19, with the aviation sector suffering the most


Amongst the turmoil, Bulgaria gets a budget revision

Amongst the turmoil, Bulgaria gets a budget revision

Revenues rise by 2.5 bln levs, expenditures grow by 2.3 bln levs


The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

Dogan is nowhere to be found, trouble brews for Kristalina Georgieva


Spain’s Eurostars opens first hotel in Sofia

Spain’s Eurostars opens first hotel in Sofia

Hotusa Group’s brand replaces Best Western by renting its former City Hotel Sofia


The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees


The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

Bulgarian economy expanded strongly in the second quarter mainly on the back of the low comparison base in the pandemic-marred 2020


The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

K Insights 27/08: Bulgaria’s risky autumn, where do we invest and Sofia is great in tech


The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

Old faces, new falls from grace and a BMW you can buy cheap




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