A 5% annual growth is an absolutely achievable goal for the Bulgarian economy. Our neighbour Romania, the Czech Republic and Hungary have achieved more serious figures, Bulgaria's Minister of Innovation and Growth Daniel Lorer told BNR on the occasion of the first speech of Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in parliament, in which he promised a growth of over 5%.
To speed up economic growth, the minister said the new government would provide companies with access to EU innovation funds. Bulgarian entrepreneurs expect measures for solving the human resources shortage. Therefore, investments will be made in vocational education and work will be done to encourage qualified Bulgarians living abroad to return home and to attract foreign specialists to the Bulgarian economy, Lorer explained.