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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


Milara to deliver 500 commercial e-vehicles to USA by year’s end

Milara to deliver 500 commercial e-vehicles to USA by year’s end

The Plovdiv-based industrial robot manufacturer will focus on Sevic 500 development



Schneider Electric to expand Bulgarian smart factory with 60 mln euro investment

Schneider Electric to expand Bulgarian smart factory with 60 mln euro investment

The project will increase the capacity of the production facility in Plovdiv by 30%



The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers


The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins

The decisive month for Bulgaria’s entry into Schengen begins

Bulgaria inches towards becoming the only continental country outside the free travel zone, but there is still a chance for a last-minute realignment


Monbat sees future of batteries as combination of different technologies

Monbat sees future of batteries as combination of different technologies

CEO Viktor Spiriev says every company and consumer should choose their working practices to achieve carbon neutrality



The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The optimist theory for the economy, Parliament is stuck, President is happy, and the Dutch don’t like us


A step away from Russia’s energy grip, Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector finally launches

A step away from Russia’s energy grip, Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector finally launches

On the 1 October the long-awaited gas connection started functioning, meaning that Bulgaria has physical access to alternative gas supplies for the first time


The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts





Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

Bulgaria faces first obstacles in absorbing EU Recovery funds

The debacle over the implementation of the TETRA communication equipment project threatens the allocation of 2.6 billion euro worth of EU money for Sofia


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


Sofia is becoming software development center for global automotive giants

Sofia is becoming software development center for global automotive giants

Visteon, Bosch and Mercedes already have engineering units in Sofia, Volkswagen is exploring the market



The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The potential restart of payments - in rubles - to the Russian gas giant, advocated by President Radev’s caretaker cabinet could incur 1.8 billion euro in damages for Sofia