Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis

Volume 5, Number 2, 2013


Margarita ILIEVA   


Regional Differences and Regional Cohesion: Case Study of Bulgaria  



The aim of this research is to study regional differences and regional cohesion in Bulgaria in accordance with “Europe 2020” Strategy. On the basis of analyses and comparisons of selected individual indicators, the existing significant differences in the regional development of the 6 NUTS 2 regions in the country are shown. The paper presents also the goals of regional cohesion according to the National Regional Development Strategy 2012-2022, prepared in order to integrate the goals of “Europe 2020” Strategy and the National Development Programme Bulgaria 2020.


Key Words: regional differences, regional cohesion, Bulgaria, “Europe 2020” Strategy.


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