Bulgaria and Europe

Bulgaria and Europe

Author: Stefanos Katsikas

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843318288

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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‘Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities’ offers a unique analysis of Bulgaria’s relationship with the European continent. Katsikas examines how Bulgarian historiography and literature over the centuries have created differing conceptions of Europe and, in the process, shaped the country’s own shifting identity. Through his analysis, he provides the broader cultural context and historical perspective required in order to understand the country’s EU accession process as well as its aftermath. This work ultimately addresses what has arguably been the key question facing Bulgaria in the post-Cold War period: 'Are we European?'



Author: Kirilka Stavreva

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761420789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 401

This book provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Bulgaria. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World(R) series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

The Soils of Bulgaria

The Soils of Bulgaria

Author: Toma Shishkov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400777842

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 120

The Soils of Bulgaria offers a comprehensive analysis of the characteristics of soils and concepts on their magnitude. The purpose of the book is to introduce readers to the soil problematic and ecology in Bulgaria. The volume is divided into 3 parts. The first includes historical facts on soil research in Bulgaria, as well as general conditions and factors of soil formation, while the second applies an original pedological approach. The book’s third part focuses on essential information concerning land use/cover in Bulgaria. Each of the 13 chapters deals more specifically with fundamental chemical and physical soil properties, concepts of soil evolution, old and modern processes, geographic distribution, climatic conditions, topography, parent materials, plant associations, morphology and the relationship with different classification systems. The interactions between soil status and management are also highlighted. The use of the latest, statistically significant data ensures precise conclusions. The book also includes a large number of charts and new illustrations. The Soils of Bulgaria is crucial reading material for anyone interested in soil management and agriculture in Easter Europe, from students to policy makers and is also of particular interest for researchers in the field.

OECD Economic Surveys: Bulgaria 1997

OECD Economic Surveys: Bulgaria 1997

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264149519


Page: 155

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This 1997 edition of OECD's periodic review of the Bulgarian economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. It includes special features on financial instability, the banking sector, restructuring, privatisation and foreign investment.

Constitutional Law in Bulgaria

Constitutional Law in Bulgaria

Author: Martin Belov

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789403517827

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Bulgaria provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure. Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Bulgaria will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential!

Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential!

Author: Iana Paliova

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781475550887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

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This paper focuses on EU structural and cohesion funds assistance to Bulgaria during the 2007–13 program period. Initial weaknesses resulted in a low absorption rate, which was mitigated by increasing advance payments; applying electronic application and reporting procedures; simplifying and unifying tender processes; and strengthening the role of international financial institutions and banks in project preparation, evaluation and monitoring. The possible impact on growth and potential output is briefly discussed, while the risks of improper absorption are acknowledged. Valuable lessons have been learned, but it is recommended that additional steps be taken for the next program period 2014–20.