"Economic Policy Review" Bulletin ISSN 1313 - 0544

Economic Security and Stability in 1989-2005 Bulgaria

Krassen Stanchev / 26.04.2007
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.

The Concession of Plovdiv Airport has been Cancelled – Why?

Adriana Mladenova / 26.04.2007
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.

GDP in 2006

Dimitar Chobanov / 26.04.2007
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.

New Ideas for the Bulgarian Economy

Svetla Kostadinova / 26.04.2007
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

Higher Education

Peter Ganev / 26.04.2007
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?

The cycling problem in Sofia

Metodi Lazarov / 26.04.2007
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.