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Европейската политика за сближаване в България - нормативни намерения, стратегии и програми, регионални реалности
European cohesion policy in Bulgaria - normative intentions, strategies and programs, realities

Author(s): Yuliyana Galabinova
Subject(s): Economic policy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Cohesion policy; NUTS; regions; operational programs; European funds;
Summary/Abstract: European cohesion policy is of exceptional importance for increasing employment, improving the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy, for constructing the transport, communication and energy networks, for research activities and improving education. EU funds may have big impact on the economic and social development of our country and its regions. The research questions to be answered are: What is the evolution of the European cohesion policy and which regions it supports predominantly? What is the main purpose of the Bulgarian regional policy and in which normative and strategic documents it is declared? Is there a balance in the development of the Bulgarian regions? Were the resources from the EU funds invested with priority in the less favoured Bulgarian NUTS 2 regions?