Lovech

GDP per capita in Lovech district grew in 2019, but both its growth rate and its overall value continued to lag behind the national average. Salaries and incomes also registered an increase. The shrinkage of economic activity was accompanied by a decline in both employment and unemployment. Investment activity is not particularly intense. The number of enterprises remains relatively low. The volume of production in the district also remains limited. The share of households with internet access has registered significant growth. The average level of local taxes in the municipalities of Lovech district is relatively low. The transparency assessment of the local self-government bodies is declining, but remains higher than the national average.

Due to the strongly negative natural population growth rate, Lovech is among the districts with a high level of population ageing. The performance of the district in the field of education is unsatisfactory. The students’ results are relatively low. The number of GPs has been declining in recent years, but remains higher than the national average. The number of beds in the local general hospitals remains relatively low. The average workload of the judges in Lovech district is equal to the national average, but the delivery of justice is significantly faster. The amount of generated household waste is relatively low, but the share of waste handed over for treatment and recycling remains extremely small. Cultural life in Lovech district is not very active.

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