Bulgaria and its Participation in the Cohesion Policy of the EU Cover Image

България и участието ѝ в политиката на сближаване на ЕС
Bulgaria and its Participation in the Cohesion Policy of the EU

Author(s): Evgeni Kirilov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, National Economy, Public Finances, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Cohesion Policy; Bulgaria; EU; National Operational Programmes; European Funds
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the significance of the cohesion policy in its role to support and foster development among the EU regions where social and economic disparities are strongly expressed. Author reviews the cohesion policy in the context of the Bulgarian institutional mechanisms and experience. Empirical data on the progress of the payments under the national operational programmes is provided. The paper names factors forming the present trends in the absorption of the EU funds in Bulgaria, outlines improvements and suggests steps to be taken to further enhance the national performance regarding better utilization of the available financial resources.

  • Page Range: 19-29
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Bulgarian