Analysis of the Process of Regionalisation and Regional Socio-Economic Development in the Republic of Bulgaria


Krassimira Zagorova – Technical University of Varna, Varna, 1, Studentska Str., Bulgaria


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ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; AMBIS University, Prague – Czech Republic; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

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European Union;
Territorial units;
Republic of Bulgaria;
Planning regions;
Gross domestic product;


Abstract: Users of European statistical data have expressed their objective need for harmonization of the statistical methods and approaches in order to enable the provision of comparable analytical data for the entire Euro­pean Union (EU). With the accession of Bulgaria as an EU member country, the systematization of the country’s regions is implemented on the basis of the adopted thresholds for territorial classification of the European Union, by introducing a three-level regionalisation (zoning), in agreement with the criteria of the territorial units NUTS level 1, NUTS level 2 and NUTS level 3. From this perspective, the paper focuses exclusively on key economic indi­cators at NUTS level 2 on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, more par­ticularly on the gross domestic product per capita, employment and unem­ployment rates, level of socioeconomic activities by country’s regions, and reveals, in conclusion, the pronounced imbalances in the development of individual regions.

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