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An economy in the dark

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 10:00   /   Bulgaria

by Joe Sutherland Bulgaria has the largest shadow economy in the European Union. Some reports indicate as much as a third of the Bulgarian economy is undisclosed, which impacts the country’s reputation on a global stage. What to do in the face of this trend is a growing concern. Read the full long-form article here.

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Bulgaria made to wait for Schengen access

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 08:32   /   Bulgaria

Bulgaria, along with neighbours Romania, have been consistently prevented from joining the Schengen area by countries in the west. On Saturday, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and former Prime Minister, indicated entry was still an important topic for his country in an interview with national radio. By Joe Sutherland SOFIA – “It is […]

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Waging war: Bulgarian pay lowest in EU

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 12:40   /   Bulgaria

A Eurostat report published this week has found Bulgaria to have the cheapest labour costs in the European Union, with a median hourly wage over twelve times smaller than in other countries. What does that mean for wage equality within the EU? By Joe Sutherland SOFIA – Emiliya Petrova may be Bulgarian, but like many people […]

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