Five Bulgarian Regions among EU’s Ten Poorest in 2013

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Five out of Bulgaria’s six regions are included in the ten poorest EU regions, according to Eurostat data.

According to a newly published report on GDP per capita in the EU in 2013, the French overseas department of Mayotte is the poorest EU region, with regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, at 27% of the EU28 average.

Bulgaria’s Severozapaden (Northwestern) (30%), Severen tsentralen (North-central) (31%) and Yuzhen tsentralen (South – central) (32%) are next in the ranking of lowest performers.

Bulgaria’s Severoiztochen (Northeastern) (35%) and the Yugoiztochen (Southeastern) (37%) are also among the ten lowest-performing regions.

The only Bulgarian region out of the bottom ten ranking is Yugozapaden (Southwestern), where GDP per capita stands at 72% of the EU average in 2013, according to Eurostat, as cited by

Inner London in the United Kingdom is the best-performing region with 325% of the EU average.

Other leading regions in the ranking of regional GDP per capita in 2013 include the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (258%), Bruxelles/Brussel in Belgium (207%), Hamburg in Germany (195%), Groningen in the Netherlands (187%), Bratislava in Slovakia (184%), Stockholm in Sweden (179%), ?le de France in France (175%), and Praha in the Czech Republic (173%).

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Tags: EU regions, Severozapaden, Yugozapaden, Yugoiztochen, Yuzhen tsentralen, Severen tsentralen, Severoiztochen, eurostat, gdp per capita, EU28


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