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Bulgaria
Women in traditional dress in Pirin, Bulgaria - by Donald Judge
Total area: 110,994 km2
Population: 7,101,859 (2016 est)
Literacy: 98%
Official languages: Bulgarian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $20,327 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 74 years
Religions: 83% Bulgarian Orthodox, 11% Muslim, 4% Atheist or Agnostic, 1% Catholic, 1% Protestant
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Bulgaria

Transform Europe Network
December 2018
Bulgarian law changes affect Christians

Bulgarian law changes threaten the current freedoms of Christians to assemble, publicly share their faith & be identified as an evangelical church member. Pray for evangelical church leaders, for unity among the churches & that these proposed changes will be dropped.

Transform Europe Network
May 2018
Emerging and Developing

Bulgaria is still ranked as part of ‘Emerging and Developing Europe’ in IMF's recent World Economic Outlook report. Since the end of Communist rule, Bulgaria has been undergoing a slow and painful transition to a market economy. It has made significant progress since joining the EU in January 2007 but remains the poorest country in the EU. Gender inequalities are still prevalent. Despite economic improvement, there is high unemployment and many church leaders leave the country to find work. Please pray for Christian agencies working with vulnerable children and families, and for Christian media ministry to positively impact the nation with the gospel.

BMS World Mission
March 2012
Market reforms

In the past decade Bulgaria has pressed ahead with market reforms designed to meet EU economic targets. It has achieved some growth, seen unemployment fall a little from highs of nearly 20 percent and brought inflation under control. Nevertheless, incomes and living standards remain very low. Pray for the government of Bulgaria as it seeks to respond to calls from the EU to take urgent action to tackle crime and corruption.

Organisations with connections in Bulgaria

Bulgarian flag
Total area: 110,994 km2
Population: 7,101,859 (2016 est)
Literacy: 98%
Official languages: Bulgarian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $20,327 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 74 years
Religions: 83% Bulgarian Orthodox, 11% Muslim, 4% Atheist or Agnostic, 1% Catholic, 1% Protestant