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National Regional Development Strategy of Bulgaria 2005 - 2015 - summary

Publication date:2011-05-25, Last updated:2013-03-12

The National Regional Development Strategy (NRDS) for the period 2005-2015 is the fundamental document formulating the long-term objectives and priorities of the Bulgaria's regional policy. It outlines the strategic directions and levels of the regional policy. The place and the role of the NRDS in the system of strategic planning and programming documents related to regional development have been defined in the Law on Regional Development. The NRDS outlines the 'top-down' approach, serving in this way as a milestone for the district strategies for regional development, the municipal and regional development plans and the National Operational Programme for Regional Development. They should transpose the goals and priorities of the NRDS in compliance with the specific regional circumstances and the designation of the individual documents.