Bulgaria: the Poor Relative

There’s a good article in Euractiv prepared by the Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik that is worth reading by anyone who cares for the internal consistency of the EU. The facts: Bulgaria is still one of the poorest countries not only in the EU but in the Balkans as a whole. A third of the employed citizens in Bulgaria – belong to the category of ‘working poor’, as the average salary in their sector is significantly lower than the national average.

This is a welcome reminder that the population of an EU Member State is in a much graver position than, say, in Greece or Portugal.

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