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In Bulgaria, gathered to modernize the army

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The economic situation in Bulgaria in the last 7-8 years is characterized by steady growth (3,5-3,8%), and the financial system is stable. From 1990 to the present, this small Balkan country has accumulated 24 billion euros of foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, due to the state of external debt, it was, in the past, a bankrupt country, in the top three EU countries, with the best ratio of GDP. GDP itself has passed for 50 billion euros.




The government, investing in basic infrastructure, for many years left the army without adequate funding. The Bulgarian armed forces, with the exception of a few sporadic acquisitions, have not received new equipment for a long time. As the Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov said recently, so far „80% of military equipment in Bulgaria of the former Soviet production“. It has long been outdated.

Bulgaria occupies a strategic position in the Balkan Peninsula. In view of the international situation, the relevant Bulgarian departments have been discussing for several years and debating about the need to upgrade military equipment. There were several scandals related to corruption charges and lobbying officials in favor of some or other foreign companies. The accumulated financial resources already allow the government to get down to business.

In this regard, the Bulgarian government proposes to the deputies of the National Assembly to accept the project of investment expenditures “Purchase of main combat equipment to create combat battalion groups from the mechanized brigade” and update the project “Purchase of a new type of combat aircraft”, which are part of the concept of modernization of the Bulgarian Armed Forces.

In the project for the purchase of military equipment for the ground forces, it is planned to purchase 150 units of combat and special equipment for three battalion combat groups, systems and additional equipment, as well as personnel training. A project worth 732 million euros will be implemented over 12 years.

In the project of buying a new type of combat aircraft, it is planned to purchase 16 aircraft in two stages. As part of the first for the purchase of 8 aircraft allocated 900 million euros. This amount is allocated for the purchase of aircraft, ground support equipment, personnel training facilities, the initial integrated logistics support and weapons.

At the same time, the plans state that most of these costs must be reinvested in the Bulgarian economy. Bulgarian enterprises should participate in the assembly of machinery and the acquisition of appropriate production licenses, and in the implementation of their innovations and developments.

It must be said that in recent years the Bulgarian military industrial complex has updated its production, technological and personnel base, which makes it confident in its ability to fulfill the upcoming orders.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 18 May 2018 10: 54
    +2
    "Summer has begun in the village" ... as if the next step was not a statement about "great Bulgaria" ....
    1. pytar
      18 May 2018 11: 11
      +9
      "Summer has begun in the village" ... as if the next step was not a statement about "great Bulgaria" ....

      Bulgarians have no such intentions. Bulgaria is a peaceful country and maintains excellent relations with all countries of the Balkan Peninsula.
      1. svp67
        svp67 18 May 2018 11: 22
        +1
        Quote: pytar
        Bulgaria is a peaceful country and maintains excellent relations with all countries of the Balkan Peninsula.

        God forbid, especially considering your not simple historical relations with the same Serbs .... and Turks
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 05
          +3
          [quote] [/ quote] God forbid, especially considering your difficult historical relations with the same Serbs .... and Turks
          With Serbia, our relations are now the best in history. There are no problems at the political or everyday level. And Turkey has a tense relationship with all its neighbors. Conclusion - the problem is not with the neighbors, but with Turkey.
          1. The leader of the Redskins
            The leader of the Redskins 18 May 2018 12: 52
            0
            Sorry, but what kind of jeep at the head of the column in the photo?
            1. pytar
              18 May 2018 13: 21
              +2
              Sorry, but what kind of jeep at the head of the column in the photo?

              Mercedes G 270
              You can learn more about the main types of military equipment that are in service with the BA in the article on the recently held parade in Sofia.
              https://topwar.ru/141066-v-sofii-na-6-maya-proshe
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      2. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 18 May 2018 11: 35
        +5
        Quote: pytar
        Bulgaria is a peaceful country and maintains excellent relations with all countries of the Balkan Peninsula.

        All countries are peaceful. But in this video, your pilot directly speaks against whom he takes off. His MiG-29 is outdated by his confessions, but the Russians constantly make him rise. But your American friends (to whom you provide airfields) I think they feel more confidently on your F-15s. So you don’t need to sing songs about the “peaceful” ones. Even if you personally (and many in Bulgaria) have sincere sympathies for Russia, then anyway .... NATO membership obliges you to have an enemy. And it is explicitly indicated in his doctrine. They will also order for military men there will be no choice not to execute the order.
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 08
          +2
          But in this video, your pilot directly speaks against whom he is flying into the air.

          Have you noticed whose agency this video is? Deutsche Welle! In each country, one can find a “suitable person” for some manifestation ... wink
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 18 May 2018 12: 34
            +2
            Quote: pytar
            Have you noticed whose agency this video is? Deutsche Welle!

            It doesn’t matter what source of information it is. It happened by accident, but I can throw other videos about the close interaction of the Bulgarian Armed Forces with foreign NATO forces in your territory. I will repeat my thought --- "... membership in NATO obliges you to have an enemy. And he’s directly indicated in his doctrine. They will order and the military people will have no choice not to execute the order. "
            Therefore, little depends on the moods of individuals. Unfortunately, of course, but it is hi
            1. pytar
              18 May 2018 12: 40
              +4
              I will answer you as I answered another forumchanin - When Bulgaria attacks you, then write all. I don’t even see a theoretical danger that NATO and the Russian Federation would attack each other alone. Blow up the entire planet, no one will.
          2. Leonardos
            Leonardos 19 May 2018 06: 37
            +1
            As the saying goes, God loves a trinity, in the two previous wars you proved your “love for Russia”, let's look at the future.
            1. pytar
              19 May 2018 17: 23
              +2
              As the saying goes, God loves a trinity, in the two previous wars you proved your “love for Russia”, let's look at the future.

              1. Believers write God with the main letter and do not use the name of the Lord in the suy.
              2. Trinity speak? So in that case “you” categorically proved their “love for Bulgaria”, speaking at least in 3 from the wars against the Bulgarians ...
              3. I write "you" in kavichkah, since I mean only the rulers, not the people of Russia.
      3. assa67
        assa67 18 May 2018 12: 38
        +3
        the "brothers" sold out ..... forgot what Russia did for them? ... will soon become Muslims
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 18 May 2018 14: 30
          +1
          Quote: pytar
          I will answer you as I replied to another forum member - When Bulgaria attacks you, then write everything.

          Then it is pointless to write something. I do not write anything, but voiced the opinion of YOUR pilot about the tasks that he, together with his American colleagues, performs over the Black Sea.
          Quote: pytar
          I don’t even see the theoretical danger that NATO and the Russian Federation attack one another. Blow up the whole planet, no one will go.

          But I see such a danger: in Syria, in Transnistria, in the Baltic states and in the Donbass. In two of these places, there is already an indirect war between the Russian Federation and NATO. In two of these, intensive military preparations are underway on both sides.
          1. pytar
            18 May 2018 15: 54
            +1
            and voiced the opinion of your pilot

            There are all sorts of opinions. And this is what the Bulgarian pilot, the former commander-in-chief of aviation, now the President of the Republic of Bulgaria - Gen. Rumen Radev, says:
            "The links between the Russian and Bulgarian people will survive every political winter"

            By the way, President Radev will arrive at 22 in May for an official visit to Russia.
            I see such a danger: in Syria, in Transnistria, in the Baltic States and in the Donbas.

            Yes it is 70 years old. Only the places changed, but the thermonuclear war never broke out. And will not break out.
            1. Thunderbolt
              Thunderbolt 18 May 2018 16: 57
              +1
              The President can say anything, only he said that he was primarily a NATO general and how to judge him too simply about a purely pro-Russian policy is too simplistic. And in fact, he is NATO, with an American military education. Therefore, I trust not words, but NATO’s activities in your territory. And it’s only intensified recently. And by no means do I blame the Bulgarian people (as it may seem). You currently have no alternative to the so-called "European Choice" with a mandatory membership in NATO. It is easy to blame others, but the USSR (and then the Russian Federation) themselves are good that so NATO is spreading to the East.
              There may not be a thermonuclear war, but fleeting regional conflicts are as many as you like, including in Eastern Europe.
              1. pytar
                18 May 2018 18: 01
                +1
                The President can say anything ... he is first of all a NATO general and how about a purely pro-Russian policy about him is too simplistic

                And what did President Radev say wrong? He is not pro-Russian, but probolgar! This is what Bulgaria needs, not the USA and not Russia! bully
                And the activities of NATO in your territory. And it only intensifies recently

                Just in Bulgaria, NATO appears weakly. There are reasons ... As the responsible officials of the pact admit, they don’t want to cause anti-NATO sentiments in Bulgaria due to the Russophilism of the majority of the population.
                Thermonuclear wars may not be, but transient regional conflicts

                They have always been. I do not exclude aggravations in the Chinese direction. Moreover, China also has its far-reaching plans, which do not coincide with the Russian ones.
      4. zyzx
        zyzx 18 May 2018 18: 14
        0
        Quote: pytar
        Bulgaria is a peaceful country

        Yes, yes, remember, two extreme world ....
      5. 97110
        97110 18 May 2018 18: 25
        0
        Quote: pytar
        Bulgaria is a peaceful country and

        participates in the club of note peacekeepers (NATO). You do not believe any .... Poles and Baltic states that NATO was created specifically for their defense from Russia.
    2. g1v2
      g1v2 18 May 2018 17: 43
      +1
      Rather, the old Soviet equipment in Ukraine will be resold. Entering NATO, the countries of the former CMEA undertook rearmament commitments to NATO standards. Already 14 years have passed. And here, right by your side, there’s where to swim, and even for the money.
    3. nikoliski
      nikoliski 18 May 2018 17: 58
      -1
      But what about the Turkish Caliphate at hand?)
  2. taiga2018
    taiga2018 18 May 2018 10: 56
    +2
    well done, Bulgarians, it means that they are conducting a well-thought-out economic policy ... that's just who the "brothers" are going to fight, oh yes, they are in NATO ...
    1. kapitan92
      kapitan92 18 May 2018 11: 07
      +8
      Quote: taiga2018
      Well done, Bulgarians, then they are conducting a well-thought-out economic policy.

      Yeah! The figures for GDP growth are impressive, for an actually agrarian country 3,5-3,8% are very good indicators. For Russia, this is the ultimate dream.
      I’m watching that all the "countries of the eastern" bloc that "kicked out" the commies along with their party and the construction of a "bright future" live and develop. hi
    2. pytar
      18 May 2018 11: 14
      +4
      that's just against whom the "little brothers" are going to fight, oh yes, they are in NATO ...

      From nobody. Military doctrine is absolutely selective. We are talking about updating and modernization, which is extremely necessary, as there is a serial problem with the obsolescence of the park and equipment.
      1. kapitan92
        kapitan92 18 May 2018 11: 27
        +7
        Quote: pytar
        since there is a serial problem with obsolescence of the park and equipment.

        Boyan, hello! Do not boil and do not succumb to provocations. We have "couch patriots" no less than yours. The fleet of vehicles you really have is very outdated is a fact. If we dealt with aviation on past topics, then here is a question with updating the land fleet. Type of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, small arms. What considerations do your field marshals have?
        By the way, if God willing, in June I will be in the west of Bulgaria. You are 450 kilometers away, judging by the map. Prepare wine and brandy, we will talk on "political topics". laughing hi
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 14
          +3
          Hi Vyacheslav! I understand that some of the “forum users” are bored and, in principle, everyone perceives negatively. With the renewal of the land park, the situation is still unclear. I will wait, when in the press vydt something more specifically. Minister of Defense, puts as a condition of licensed production, at least some of the equipment. The production of the modified version of the Bulgarian BMP-23 was also mentioned, but I do not yet have more precise information.
          Wine and raki, for friends I always have! Welcome to Bulgaria! drinks
        2. Bgfen
          Bgfen 18 May 2018 18: 22
          +3
          Welcome!
      2. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 18 May 2018 11: 36
        +3
        you have two world wars defensive, only in the end you can’t get naughty request
      3. taiga2018
        taiga2018 18 May 2018 11: 59
        0
        Quote: pytar
        Military doctrine is absolutely selective.

        and what is NATO’s doctrine? Or is Bulgaria not going to fulfill its allied duty if something happens?
      4. avt
        avt 18 May 2018 12: 14
        +1
        Quote: pytar
        With nobody. Military doctrine is absolutely selective.

        Yes-ah-ah !? And what? Bulgaria is no longer a member of NATO? bully That is, as a member of a “defensive” bloc, you are only defending yourself. wassat
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 33
          +4
          Yes-ah-a- !? Why? Bulgaria is no longer a member of NATO? That is, as a member of the “defensive" bloc, only defend.

          When Bulgaria attacks you, then write anything here. And do not forget about smileys ... wassat
          1. Same lech
            Same lech 18 May 2018 12: 41
            +1
            When Bulgaria attacks you, then write everything here.


            Let's write brother ... smile we’ll write from the bottom of our hearts ... and we’ll give acceleration to your politicians in the ass.
            The lessons of two world wars were not in vain for us.
            1. pytar
              18 May 2018 12: 57
              +4
              ... and more acceleration give your politicians ass.

              Alexey ... in vain so collects! laughing Of course, I know what kind of "casing" atmosphere is created in Russian society, but so that someone attacks Russia ... There will be no such thing. No. Well, someday, maybe China will attack ... I do not know and I can not Wang. request
              And we will give our politicians an ass, if they themselves do not think! wink
          2. avt
            avt 18 May 2018 13: 41
            +1
            Quote: pytar
            When Bulgaria attacks you,

            As part of NATO, then time
            Quote: pytar
            write everything here.

            will not be, others will have to do, and
            Quote: pytar
            And don't forget about emoticons ..
            If time will throw, there will definitely be no one to watch.
      5. Non liberoid Russian
        Non liberoid Russian 18 May 2018 12: 51
        +2
        Well, yes, it can be seen, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya ... this doctrine is defensive ... from whom did NATO defend itself? from those who disagree with their policies? )))) the false and hypocritical union of the six Anglo-Saxons
  3. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 18 May 2018 10: 58
    +1
    Who are you going to fight with? If with Russia, then Russia the country of Bulgaria is now indifferent. Sit and silently sniff. If you attack, then Bulgaria will cease to exist. Is NATO Forcing? And what for entered? Sit back under someone's cover? Wrong however.
    1. Separ DNR
      Separ DNR 18 May 2018 11: 02
      +2
      Quote: AlexVas44
      Who are you going to fight with?

      Yes there ... "Tangle" such that ...
      Both Greece and Turkey ... In general, each other "allies" ...
    2. pytar
      18 May 2018 11: 22
      +5
      Who are you going to fight with?

      Bulgaria in military construction adheres to the principle of "minimum sufficiency". No one is going to fight. And against Russia, even theoretically, such a hypothesis does not exist.
      about Russia, the country of Bulgaria is now indifferent.

      You are not Russia and your personal opinion does not apply to Russia as a state. The real situation is a little different. Economic and political ties between the Russian Federation and the BG are developing successfully. They intensified in the last year, surpassing the expectations of some skeptics.
      If you attack, then Bulgaria will cease to exist. Is NATO Forcing?

      Yes, calm down you! Nobody will attack anyone! In the era of thermonuclear weapons, this is impossible in principle!
      Is NATO Forcing? And what for entered? Sit back under someone's cover? Wrong however.

      No one is forcing. Weapons and equipment with 30-40 a year ago must be updated. They joined NATO, because the situation after the 90 was without alternative for the BG. They were not mistaken, since during this time Bulgaria took a break to restore the economy and save up funds for development.
      1. AlexVas44
        AlexVas44 18 May 2018 12: 03
        +2
        Quote: pytar
        They joined NATO, because the situation after the 90s was without alternative for the BG. Not mistaken

        Who would doubt that. The usual story for Bulgaria is to sit out and look around. We passed ...
        You are not Russia and your personal opinion does not apply to Russia

        So you are not Bulgaria, but give your personal opinion on behalf of the state.
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 37
          +3
          Who would doubt that. The usual story for Bulgaria is to sit out and look around. We passed ...

          In your opinion, it was supposedly that "they would die heroically" in 2 hours "and that's it! It's simple, and you were glad too! lol
          So you are not Bulgaria, but give your personal opinion on behalf of the state.

          Vesde write on my own behalf and present my personal opinion. The opinions of the official authorities are published on the information resources of state institutions.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 May 2018 10: 59
    +3
    in the last 7-8 years is characterized by steady growth (3,5-3,8%)
    This is the merit of financial assistance from the EU, not from Bulgaria itself. Thinking about the army - a normal occurrence. The main thing is that tomorrow they do not sing about the Russian threat to their sovereignty. Although we don’t get used to it when those whom Russia saved from complete destruction later turned their backs on it, and even showed a fig.
    1. pytar
      18 May 2018 11: 36
      +5
      This is the merit of financial assistance from the EU, not from Bulgaria itself.

      This is a merit of both the EU and Bulgaria. In the 90, Bulgaria fell into bankruptcy. External debts exceeded GDP by 2-2,5 times! Wild inflation, unemployment, collapses in the economy and the financial system! The situation was worse than in Russia at that time! The country has no natural resources! All the same, not without the decisive help of the EU, Bulgaria got out with a hole and now the situation looks incomparably better. Of course, there are enough problems, but who does not have them?
      The main thing is that tomorrow they do not sing about the Russian threat to their sovereignty.

      Some politicians can sing anything! But they are bad singers and short-lived. Bulgarians do not perceive Russia as a threat. Moreover, according to opinion polls, most of the Bulgarians would like to be in a military alliance with Russia, and not with NATO.
      Although we don’t get used to it when those whom Russia saved from complete destruction later turned their backs on it, and even showed a fig.

      Claims are far-fetched. Such have been circulating for a long time in the Russian information space. Whoever likes it interprets the situation. It doesn't really matter in politics.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 18 May 2018 11: 46
        +2
        I, as the author of the article, understand you. Of course, in raising the economy there is merit of Bulgaria itself, because help was not stolen, as is done in Ukraine, but sent where it should. About the attitude to Russia - but I did not talk about the whole Bulgarian people.
        Claims far-fetched
        Well, let it remain on your conscience. Suffice it to recall your turn on the "South Stream" ...
        1. pytar
          18 May 2018 12: 21
          +1
          because help did not plunder

          Well, I honestly say that corruption and theft are still present! Vesde, where the big money is spinning, is a phenomenon. Maybe the scale is not the same as in Ukraine, but in fact the results could be much better.
          Well, let it remain on your conscience. Suffice it to recall your turn on the "South Stream" ...

          I have a conscience, so I try to write in an interesting way! If my opinion differs from yours, it does not mean that you are right! The example of the SP is one of those for which a huge amount of deza is written in Russia. It has long been collecting articles to write on the question, but not all the time.
        2. kapitan92
          kapitan92 18 May 2018 14: 14
          +4
          Quote: rotmistr60
          Just remember your turn on the South Stream.

          Gennady hi Turn over the stream, as you write, took the government, not the Bulgarians. And that we did not have frank state lobbyists, remember Shevarnadze! Or were we asked about what? And now there are enough goats, the same "kudrin, siluanovs", or are you and me asking to buy American bonds or not ?!
          I visit friends in western Bulgaria, and I have never heard behind me nastiness against Russia or the Russians. Many local firms have seriously experienced the abandonment of SO, for them it is work, laying pipes for gasification of villages and villages, installation of gas equipment, etc.
          hi
          1. rotmistr60
            rotmistr60 19 May 2018 02: 00
            +2
            Vyacheslav hi So I wrote in the second comment
            About the attitude to Russia - but I did not talk about the whole Bulgarian people.
  5. polpot
    polpot 18 May 2018 11: 00
    +1
    And with whom the renewed Bulgarian army gathered to fight with Romania or Turkey, or wants to test a rake for the third time
    1. strannik1985
      strannik1985 18 May 2018 11: 03
      0
      With Turkey, "good neighbors."
    2. pytar
      18 May 2018 11: 39
      +3
      And with whom the renewed Bulgarian army gathered to fight with Romania or Turkey, or wants to test a rake for the third time

      With no one. The expenditures for the defense of Bulgaria over the past 15-20 years have been below 2% of GDP. Now, too, they will not blow out above these 2%. There is a territory of the state - the necessary ground forces, for protection. There is a sky above the country - the ego must be protected. There is a sea - the ego also needs to be protected. Like all states. Everything is fine with it.
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 18 May 2018 11: 05
    +1
    Their Soviet weapons are outdated, just amazing. But in New Sumeria, the army, very often next to Soviet weapons, considers itself one of the best in Geyrop. yes
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 18 May 2018 11: 08
      +4
      For some, the glass is half empty, while for someone it is half full. wink
      1. Egorovich
        Egorovich 18 May 2018 11: 20
        +2
        Yes, that’s hard to answer. Both are true. drinks
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 18 May 2018 11: 26
          +1
          It’s not weapons that fight, but people. soldier For centuries, wild tribes have been hunting with bows and do not ask for a gunshot. wink
          1. Egorovich
            Egorovich 18 May 2018 11: 30
            +1
            You're right, LDNR, too, with Soviet weapons, the "boiler" after the "boiler" was sent to the forefathers. soldier
  7. sustav75
    sustav75 18 May 2018 11: 22
    +4
    And according to our zombie man, they said that Bulgaria is bending into the EU! All enterprises are standing, everything is ruined! Ordinary Bulgarians say they’re just waiting for Russia to take them into an alliance. Bulgaria is flourishing! And our ghoul rulers raise their retirement age! Everything is simple and clear!
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 18 May 2018 12: 03
      +2
      You probably have some kind of your own special "zomboyaschik." And do not forget to make an amendment to the fact that the article was written by a person from Bulgaria.
      1. pytar
        18 May 2018 13: 15
        +2
        And do not forget to make a correction to the fact that the article was written by a man from Bulgaria.

        Genadius, I try as far as possible to abstract from my national identity when I express my opinion. In fact, the economic results of Bulgaria, over the past 5-6 years are impressive. By many important indicators, BG is in the top three EU countries. It is difficult to argue with this, since there are some interesting facts. I will not go into the details, because the article is not about that. I guess I need to write material about the economy, although I am not sure that they publish it in HE. After all, this is a site with a military-technical thematic area.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 18 May 2018 13: 18
          +3
          And I have no complaints against you or the article. hi This is me a citizen who "loves" Russia very much and for some reason under the Icelandic flag.
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 18 May 2018 23: 23
          0
          Quote: pytar
          Genadius, I try as far as possible to abstract from my national identity when I express my opinion. In fact, the economic results of Bulgaria, over the past 5-6 years are impressive. By many important indicators, BG is in the top three EU countries. It is difficult to argue with this, since there are some interesting facts. I will not go into the details, because the article is not about that. I guess I need to write material about the economy, although I am not sure that they publish it in HE. After all, this is a site with a military-technical thematic area.

          Maybe I missed you somewhere, but I didn’t see such an adequate perception of a Bulgarian citizen. Maybe you will express your opinion about what is happening in the country, and we will ask the moderator not to block you. It’s very interesting to know first hand.
          Please write your opinion about the country and what is happening.
          I would be very grateful to you
          1. pytar
            19 May 2018 15: 36
            +1
            Please write your opinion about the country and what is happening.
            I would be very grateful to you

            Well, you know in a few lines, of course it will not be complete, but I will try ...
            Over the past 5-6 years, all indicators of the economy and standard of living have increased markedly.
            The minimum wage in 2018, in rubles - 19091RUB.
            The average RFP - 40316 RUB / for the year increased by 7,1% /. Percentage growth Bulgaria is on the 2 place in the EU. Minimum pension - 7486 RUB
            15 years ago, the incomes of the Bulgarians were in 20-25 times lower than that of the Germans. Now the difference has been reduced by 5-6 times. The truth is still about 23,4% of the population is below the poverty line, but this indicator is steadily decreasing. Economists have calculated that if the growth rate continues, the incomes of the Bulgarian population will reach 90% of the EU average by 2041 year. What is not so far in reality. Unemployment is declining and in the beginning of 2018, it was 5,7%, which is the best indicator for the last 27 years.
            Inflation is minimal. 1,2-1,8%. The Bulgarian currency, Leo, is stable. It is tied to the currency board and the rate is always ~ 2 BGN. = 1 EURO.
            Exports are growing with 11-12% per year. In 2016, Bulgaria entered the 64 position in the world in terms of export performance. In 2017, I exported goods and services to 26,1 billion eur. So far, the balance of trade is negative / total 700 million euros due to an imbalance with Russia /. By 2020, Bulgaria must be at (+), in view of the fact that the macroeconomic imbalance is constantly decreasing. In 2017, exports increased by 16,3% and imports by 12,8%.
            Bulgarian exports are varied and recalculate all types, it is not possible here. There is a noticeable growth in the export of pharmaceutical, electrical and electronic products, optics, copper products, grain, confection, cosmetics, and more. etc. As an example for 2017, the IT industry produced products on the 1,9 billion euro / average annual growth from 15% /, and the automotive sector behind - 1 billion euro. Over the year, industrial production grew by 2%. Bulgaria is on the 4-place in the EU on innovative dynamics. Almost a third of enterprises are rated as innovative. Labor productivity over 2017 increased from 0,7%.
            Gold and foreign exchange reserves amount to 24 billion euros, with the provision that in 1990, Bulgaria declared bankruptcy. External debts, now make up one third of GDP and by this indicator Bulgaria is in the top three EU countries with the best indicators. GDP for 2018 will exceed 52 billion euros / absolute record for the history of BG /, and the overall projected economic growth is estimated at 3,8-4%.
            Infrastructure projects are activated. A week ago, the government declared that it was defrosting a project on the construction of Belene NPP. Bulgaria has already implemented 18,8% energy supply due to renewable energy sources / solar stations, windmills, thermal sources, etc. /. A motorway was built from Sofia and Burgas, and now construction has begun on the highway from Sofia - Varna and from north-south. Housing construction is constantly growing.
            I remind you that Bulgaria is poor in natural resources.
            Despite the presence of serious problems / the list is also long, but who does not have them?!? /, The Bulgarian society as a whole is optimistic for the future. As stated by the deputy. KRIB Chairman Nikolay Vylkanov - "Bulgaria is not the poorest EU country, but a country with concealed incomes ...". Of course, no one in Bulgaria puts rose-colored glasses and Bulgarians really appreciate the situation! The government constantly falls under criticism from all sides.
            So, I was going to answer shortly, but it turned out a whole statia! Sorry!
    2. pytar
      18 May 2018 12: 28
      +3
      that Bulgaria is bent in the EU! All enterprises are, all collapsed!

      Pavel, after 90, the situation was indeed depressing. The catastrophe is real! Bulgaria, whose socialist economy was the most narrowly integrated with the Soviet of all the EE countries, turned out overnight without a market, without severe conditions and without means to modernize to work in market conditions. The transition we called "shock therapy." This is not Russia, which is in first place in the world for natural resources! I do not even want to remember this difficult period! It becomes sad ... sad
      More or less, the situation was normalized / I knocked on a tree / and optimism appeared, although the problems were also enough.
  8. NF68
    NF68 18 May 2018 15: 01
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    The most not even poor, impoverished EU country. What the hell modernization.
  9. TochkaY
    TochkaY 18 May 2018 15: 03
    -1
    This Bulgarian is white and fluffy. There are still fluffy Germans and even the British. About the fluffiness of amers and say nothing, this is an example of the entire planet. There are fluffy in Ukraine. Poland and the Baltic states. And these pussies watch their troops bomb Yugoslavia. Livia. Iraq. Syria and beyond wherever they want. And we sing a song about their fluffy. It would be better if they were silent !!!
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 18 May 2018 23: 17
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    It looks like my dog ​​was about to upgrade her feeding apparatus, but she doesn't seem to have money?
    What the hell upgrade?
    Bulgaria is one of the few countries (Bulgaria, Romania, the Baltic countries) where orders come from Washington, but it lives on EU money. IM will simply be ordered and they will get on credit at the most ............. .. there is shorter ..........