"Economic Policy Review" Bulletin ISSN 1313 - 0544

State Expenditures in 1998-2006

Svetla Kostadinova, Dimitar Chobanov / 29.05.2007
This week the expenditures by functions of the budget for the period 1998-2006 have been published. It is interesting to look at them because they clearly show on what exactly the money from taxes is spent.

A Perspective over the EU Funds

Adriana Mladenova / 29.05.2007
The threat of not being able to master the money from the EU Structural and Cohesion Funds and from the agricultural subsidies is one of the widespread and extensively discussed topics in the public space. Although our country joined the EU on 1 January 2007, the programs of the EU Funds, as well as the application process, have not started functioning yet.

A Supreme Absurdity

Peter Ganev / 29.05.2007
In 1999 the Bologna Declaration for the creation of a European Higher Education Area was signed. This document, as a turning point in the development of higher education in Europe, was signed by 29 countries including Bulgaria. The Bologna Declaration clearly outlines the ever-growing need for greater independence and autonomy of universities as a major factor in the development of Europe.

The State Budget by March 2007

Dimitar Chobanov / 29.05.2007
The Ministry of Finance has recently announced the data on the implementation of the state budget toward the end of March 2007. The total revenues in the consolidated budget reach 5.051 billion leva, and the total expenditures- 4.334 billion leva. Consequently, the surplus is 539.5 million leva, which is equivalent to around 1% of the expected GDP for this year.

The Legislature in Bulgaria: What happens There?

Veliko Dimitrov / 29.05.2007
In order to get a more precise notion about the “evolution” of the legislative assembly and the law-making process in Bulgaria, we could examine the Parliament in two aspects, namely, in the micro and macro aspects. Each of these aspects possesses its own characteristic features and probably dynamics