Local investors lead real estate investment in Bulgaria in 1H19

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Local investors were responsible for 59% of real estate investments in Bulgaria in 1H19, reversing the trend seen in the last two years as the volume of foreign investment tumbled, a report from Colliers shows.

CEE economies are weakening but domestic demand offsets Eurozone slowdown

Ben Aris in Berlin August 14, 2019

GDP growth figures from the second quarter of this year were down on the first quarter but showed that growth was still being supported in Central and Eastern Europe by domestic demand that has gone some way to offsetting an EU slowdown.

Serbia the latest country to report African swine fever as global epidemic spreads in Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow August 13, 2019

Serbia became the latest country to see its pigs fall victim to African swine fever (ASF) on August 12, when the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced four outbreaks in the Balkan country.

BALKAN BLOG: Bulgaria’s nomination for chief prosecutor shows why the anti-corruption fight is failing

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 26, 2019

Protests in Sofia after Ivan Geshev — known for failing to deliver results in the Corpbank embezzlement trial and staging an action movie-style arrest of a Sofia district mayor — is nominated for chief prosector.

Bulgaria’s police raid cybersecurity firm linked to hack attack on tax authority

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2019

A TAD Group employee, 20-year old Kristian Boylkov, was accused by prosecutors of hacking the data of Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency and getting access to the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians.