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The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
Subject descriptor 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Gross domestic product, constant prices 1.549 2.968 3.000 2.800 2.500 Gross domestic product, current prices 56.717 48.953 50.446 52.667 55.125 Gross domestic product per capita, current prices 7,875.018 6,842.914 7,091.323 7,445.203 7,836.620 Inflation, average consumer prices -1.601 -1.067 -1.567 0.601 1.617 Volume of imports of goods and services 1.545 4.515 3.195 3.822 3.900 Volume of exports of goods and services 0.071 7.772 3.289 3.520 3.643 Unemployment rate 11.524 9.235 8.244 7.136 6.881 Current account balance 0.484 0.676 0.400 0.018 -0.190 Current account balance 0.854 1.380 0.793 0.033 -0.345
Source: IMF Statistics - Bulgaria
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Existing conventions and agreements
Non double taxation agreement
In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.
- Convention from 27.01.1992 (Memorial 1992, A, p. 2663)
- Effective as of 15.03.1994 (Memorial 1994, A, p. 516)
Air Services agreement
- Agreement from 08.05.1965 (Memorial 1969, p. 778 et seq.)
- Effective as of 12.3.1970 (Memorial 1970, A, p. 485)
The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.
You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.
Contact points in Bulgaria
Ambassador with residence in Luxembourg: Jean FALTZ
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
5, rue Notre Dame
Attaché Economic and Commercial (AWEX): Anne DEFOURNY
19, Frederik Zholio Kyuri
Bat. 1 and 12, App. 22
Tel: +35 92 97 94 35
Fax: +35 92 97 97 43
Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with jurisdiction over Bulgaria: Ms.Sasha BEZUHANOVA
100, rue Rodopski Izvor
1618 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 88 8576157
Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Bulgaria
Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.
Other useful links
- Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce
- La Bulgarie sur le site de l'Awex
- CIA World factbook on Bulgaria
- Doing Business in Bulgaria
- Das ist Bulgarien
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