Bulgaria Installs Debt Brake

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: August 22, 2012; 18:47 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance prepared a new Public Finances Act. The budget deficit must not exceed 2.0% of GDP.

Bulgaria Installs Debt Brake / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The Bulgarian government sharpens its austerity measures. The Public Finances act should bring Bulgaria´s legal situation in line with the EU requirements.

In order to slow down the increase in public debt, the budget deficit is limited to 2.0% of GDP. However, if the EU-standards are being applied, the budget deficit may reach up to 3.0% of GDP. Moreover, the public expense…