Household incomes in Haskovo district have been gradually rising, yet the problems of high poverty levels and material deprivation persist. Unemployment remains at low levels, but employment is decreasing. Investment activity remains slack. The density of the road and railway networks in the district is above the national average. Local tax rates in the district’s municipalities are close to but below the country’s average. The self-assessments of local administrations for the development of e-government and the provision of one-stop-shop administrative services have improved considerably.

The district’s population continues to age. Students’ results are low. Healthcare in Haskovo district suffers from a shortage of doctors and hospital beds. The crime rate is commensurable with the country’s average while the detection rate is considerably higher. The high assessment of Haskovo district in the environment category is mainly due to the relatively low volumes of generated household waste and the limited share of degraded land. Cultural life in the district is of relatively low intensity.

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