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The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

The real Bugarian interests in N.Macedonia: in between diplomacy and business

Outstanding issues between Bulgaria and its southwestern neighbor are important, but it is critical to provide infrastructure and a stable business environment for companies



The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

GERB, salaries and energy bills all head north


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 industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

Stara Zagora’s coal-powered energy sector faces uncertain prospects, but local industrial zones have economic potential



Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

The financial sector got a reprieve for the coronavirus crisis but risks are yet to come in 2021


Where would the economy be without EU funds

Where would the economy be without EU funds

Bulgaria’s GDP was 16.7% higher last year, compared with 2013. Half of the increase is owed to money coming from the EU


The office market: Less rent, less construction

The office market: Less rent, less construction

Vacant office space in Sofia reached a five-year high of 13% in 2020


Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

Promises, promises: How will Bulgaria look like according to the economic programs of the parties

The main parties’ pledges in the fields of taxation, finance, pensions, energy and business development policy


The curious case of Bulgarian consumption

The curious case of Bulgarian consumption

The central bank questioned the accuracy of the statistical office’s estimates of Bulgarian household spending in 2020


The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

The small industrial powerhouse in northern Bulgaria

Located right in the center of the country, Gabrovo’s industry-heavy economy is among the leaders in terms of GDP per capita, but ailing demographics are still a challenge that needs to be addressed


Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

Nikos Stathopoulos: An editorial board outside of Bulgaria will guarantee Nova TV’s independence

BC Partners' executive talks to Capital about the acquisition of BTC telecom and the media group


Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Wealthier, spending less and slowly recovering: the Bulgarian economy at the end of 2020

Unsurprisingly, GDP shrank in the fourth quarter. Wages were up, exports made a surprising comeback in December, and deflation will return for a while



The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

The economy of Bulgaria’s regions: Sofia and all the rest

Economic centers start to gain speed across the country but the capital continues to soar far ahead



A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020