In the Know

In the Know
Useful information about Bulgaria.

Funding Problems in Bulgarian Higher Education

Bulgaria doesn’t have enough cash to adequately fund broad scale higher education. Whatever the causes of this problem, potential solutions are elusive.

A Glance at the SEE Top 100

A quick look at the latest SEE top 100 company rankings, with commentary about what the make up and performance of the companies might mean for the region.

Emergency Services in Sofia: What Every Expat Should Know

It’s important to remember that the emergency services telephone number in Bulgaria, and all over Europe, is 112.

Household Spending Trends

An examination of household spending trends from 1999 to 2009 shows that in many ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Shopping Mall Mania

With about 35 operating and over 50 more in various stages of development, the shopping mall is now a fixture in Bulgarian life.

Internet Use in Bulgaria

According to a recent survey (November 2009) only 46% of Bulgaria's population uses internet on a regular basis. Home, commercial and government use surveyed.

Fly Cheap with NIKI from Sofia to Vienna

Austrian low cost airline NIKI begins service on the popular Sofia-Vienna route starting 1 February, with connecting flights from Vienna to additional destinations.

In the Know : Whither the Euro?

Euro adoption in Bulgaria is a question of when, not if. Timing is linked to meeting five convergence criteria concerning local economic progress.

Amigos Tex-Mex Restaurant

Amigos, one of the few Mexican restaurants in Bulgaria, recently opened its doors at 12 Kurnigradska Str in Sofia. Our main course was a half-rack of ribs, which were without doubt the finest in Bulgaria.

In the Know: UNESCO (October 2009)

On the 22nd of September, long time Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova emerged from a hotly contested election as the new Secretary General of UNESCO.