wiiw Forecast Reports

BULGARIA: A weak government struggles with mounting challenges


Rumen Dobrinsky

in: Overshadowed by War and Sanctions
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2022, April 2022 , pp. 49-52

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Bulgaria is facing numerous challenges, on account of its chronic economic problems and the shocks resulting from the war in Ukraine. The diversity of the new government is in itself a source of weakness and is constraining its policy course. The recovery that was under way before the Russian invasion of Ukraine has come to a halt. The delays over approval of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan will mean a reduction in the transfer of EU funds in 2022. GDP is expected to grow by some 2% in 2022, and a moderate upturn is expected in 2023.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Bulgaria