The attempt to describe the transition from the point of few of economic security is equal to rewriting the entire history of the last sixteen year of my and other post-communist countries. The reason is that so little attention has been paid to this aspect of reforms, that the picture looks very different, the life complicated and uncertain.
"Economic Policy Review" Bulletin ISSN 1313 - 0544
At the beginning of the month the Ministry of Defense transferred its ownership share of Plovdiv and Gorna Oriahovitza Airports to the Ministry of Transport. According to the official position of the resource ministries, this was the first step from the procedure of giving under concession the above-mentioned airports.
Ever since before elections (local and the ones for the EU Parliament are now approaching) civil activities of certain social and professional groups have been energizing above the average level .
The National Statistics Institute recently released preliminary data for the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2006. Apart from this, data since 2002 were revised leading to significant difference in some indicators. The real growth rate of the Bulgarian economy keeps its pace although there is a slight deceleration since 2004.
In April 2007 the ruling socialist party announced its new, corrected priorities for the socio-economic development of Bulgaria for 2008. It is interesting to see the reactions of some the members of the socialist party who announced that they are not satisfied with the proposed activities and will insist on corrections
Recently the parliament voted at first reading the amendments to the higher education law. Despite the fact that people are pleading for greater autonomy for the universities, Bulgarian lawmakers still fear to take measures that are more radical in this direction. What is new?
During the past week the municipal commission “Youth, Sports and Tourism” approved the proposal, dealing with the creation of better terms to ride a bicycle in Sofia. The paper says that bicycle lanes will be taken into account when planning new streets as well as when already constructed streets are undergoing current repairs.