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“Europe 2020” Strategy and Bulgaria's Economic Growth


  • Rossitsa Rangelova


The highlights and targets of “Europe 2020” Strategy are presented and scrutinized here, especially the three dimensions of growth – intelligent, sustainable and encompassing growth and Bulgaria's attitude thereto. The growth factors (sources) in the last two decades are focused, as well as the potential of our country and the efforts to be made to fulfill the strategy and to achieve a long-term economic growth. Some key principal determinants are studied in details, directly related to the set parameters of growth in “Europe 2020” Strategy – manufacturing structures, the role of FDI, of exports, R&D costs, etc.

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  • Rossitsa Rangelova, 2011. "“Europe 2020” Strategy and Bulgaria's Economic Growth," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 3-29.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2011:i:3:p:3-29

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    1. Mariya Neycheva, 2015. "Impact of Secondary and Tertiary Education on Economic Growth: a Co-integration Model for Bulgaria," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 82-106.

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    JEL classification:

    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics


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