Haskovo

Household incomes in Haskovo district have been gradually rising, yet the issue of high poverty levels and material deprivation persists. Employment has fallen below the national average. The local labor market continues to face the challenges posed by the educational structure of the workforce and the ageing population. Investment activity remains low. The density of the road and railway networks in the district is relatively high. The share of highways and first-class roads is also higher than average. Local taxes are lower than average. The self-assessments of local administrations for the development of e-government and the provision of one-stop shop administrative services are improving, but remain below the national average.

2020 marked a deterioration in the natural population growth and the net migration rates. The district performs poorly in education. The results of the students in the district are low. Healthcare suffers from a shortage of doctors and hospital beds. Morbidity and infant mortality are relatively high. The workloads of the local criminal judges continue to decrease, but the delivery of justice is slow. The crime detection rate is high. The high assessment of Haskovo district in the environment category is mainly due to the relatively low volumes of generated household waste and its management. The pandemic and the countrywide restriction on cultural events in 2020 affected cultural life in the district as well.

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