Bulgaria

As the country assumes EU’s rotating presidency, we take a look at its government’s plans to improve its judicial system, fight corruption, attract foreign direct investments, spark tourism growth, and prevent a return to financial turmoil

Observers worry that the government is avoiding tough decisions for six months

Policymakers have to plan for when EU funds start to diminish

A high death rate and low birth rate have worsened the population decline

Star sectors attract capital but corruption concerns persist

National companies stand out when it comes to new technology

Country’s ambition is to set its neighbours on the path to EU membership

The country’s infrastructure must evolve to cope with new holidaymakers

Dimitar Radev is dealing with the legacy of a bank collapse halfway through his term