The human face of business during COVID-19 epidemic

During the coronavirus crisis that has been raging since March 13 this year, Bulgarian business is showing solidarity and social responsibility every day . And this is happening as business is severely affected by the pandemic and is..

updated on 3/27/20 12:31 AM

Unused opportunities in region of eastern Bulgaria

Eastern Bulgaria is divided into two planning regions framed by the lower Danube River to the north, the Black Sea to the east and Bulgaria’s southern neighbor Turkey. What are the specific characteristics of Eastern Bulgaria - north and..

published on 3/25/20 1:07 PM

We shall all feel the economic shock of COVID-19 but the unemployed and the people in the gray sector will be most vulnerable: Petar Ganev

As the coronavirus spreads, the act on the measures and actions during the state of emergency, promulgated in Bulgaria today, sets down mechanisms to protect the public and restrict damages to the economy. Some of the measures envisage halting..

published on 3/24/20 4:15 PM

First signs of recession in Bulgaria

Until a fortnight ago economic circles were talking of growth, of hiring more staff, of exports and imports, of prices and transport, of investments and of raising salaries. In the space of just10 days coronavirus changed all that. What everyone..

updated on 3/23/20 11:52 PM

There are three viable planning regions in Bulgaria

The territory of Bulgaria is divided into six planning regions, each covering several areas. They are important for shaping the policies that would be backed with EU funding. According to European legislation, in order to have a region,..

published on 3/18/20 2:50 PM

Business and authorities stand together against coronavirus

The state of emergency declared in Bulgaria last Friday over the outbreak of the new coronavirus has been quite flexible and soft until now. People are still allowed to travel, go to work and do shopping. Retail trade has suffered slight..

published on 3/17/20 12:25 PM
Industrial zone Vidin, on the Danube

Industrial areas, EU funds and the need for administrative and tax reform

To what extent can the proximity of a major economic center such as Sofia, which generates nearly 40% of the country's GDP, influence the development of the most backward region in Bulgaria – the country’s Northwest? We are looking for..

published on 3/11/20 2:58 PM

How the coronavirus confuses the plans of the Bulgarian economy

The coronavirus came to Bulgaria at a rather difficult time. Thousands of migrants are pushing to enter the EU from Turkey, and although they have little chance of crossing the tightly guarded border enclosures, the situation is of concern to..

published on 3/10/20 2:00 PM

Higher optimism among Bulgarian households and business after the 40% reduction in the price of Russian gas

On Bulgaria’s National Liberation Day March 3 when the peace treaty after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 was signed and Bulgaria was liberated from a five-century Ottoman rule, the Russian energy company Gazprom sent to Bulgaria a new..

published on 3/5/20 11:42 AM

Perfect storm in Bulgaria’s Northwest – the least developed region in the EU

Radio Bulgaria starts a series of articles dedicated to the regional imbalances in the Bulgarian economy. Today, we speak with the economic expert from the Institute of Market Economics Adrian Nikolov. Five..

published on 3/4/20 3:08 PM