It can sometimes be a great advantage if a country does not have a stable government.

From 2010 to 2022, Bulgaria's lag behind Hungary was halved, and in 2023, the poorest EU member state will likely continue to close behind us, with our GDP falling and our GDP increasing last year – data analyzed By the World Bank 24. He.

2030: The year we overtake Austria, become the best place in Europe, and Orbán retires

A utopian and fantastic picture of Hungary emerges if we compare the promises made by politicians for 2030. They promised, for example, that by then we would become the best place in Europe, we would largely achieve energy independence, and Veszprem would be among the top twenty cities. On the continent, our national team will be in amazingly good shape.

Peter Krasztev, assistant professor at the Budapest University of Economics, told the portal that Bulgaria is approaching the level of development of Hungary, where it has not had a stable government for years, although this has its advantages. According to the expert, due to the frequent changes of government, successive governments do not have time to disrupt the economy, while state control over the economy is already less than in Hungary.

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According to an analysis by, in 2015, Bulgarians had 145.76 percent of Hungarian GDP per capita, calculated at purchasing power parity, at current prices, in international dollars, while in 2022 it will be only 123.33 percent. Moreover, in 2023, according to KSH data, Hungary's GDP fell by 0.8-0.9 percent, while the southern European country's production increased, reaching a GDP increase of about 1.6 percent, according to Eurostat.

Inflation here was 17.6% last year, much higher than the Bulgarian figure of 4.8%, and Bulgaria is also better off than Hungary in terms of budget discipline.

They can't get rid of it: for 131 years, someone has always promised that it's only a matter of time before we catch up with Austria.

The candidate for economic development minister has promised to keep pace with the EU's economic performance, or at least come close to it, by the 2030 deadline, and Janos Lazar, like many of his predecessors, was aiming to reach Austria's level. Our per capita GDP is likely to exceed the Austrian level in 1989 this year, and if it continues to grow exactly as it has been doing since 2010, we will catch up with the EU average in 2061 and Austria's in 2091.