Targovishte

In 2019, the growth of GDP in Targovishte district slowed down, leaving the district to lag even further behind the national average. Targovishte is the district with the weakest performance for 2020 as regards the labor market indicators. A huge challenge for the labor market in the district is the deteriorating educational structure of the workforce. The FTA acquisition expenditures and FDI are relatively stable, although they stand significantly below the national average. The quality of the road surfaces is good. Local taxes in the district are low. The self-assessments of the local administrations on e-government development and the provision of one-stop-shop services are improving.

The degree of urbanization in the district has not changed significantly in recent years, remaining among the lowest in the country. Targovishte is among the districts with the lowest coverage of the education system. Student performance continues to be unsatisfactory. Access to GPs in the district is very limited. Morbidity, measured by the number of people treated in the local general hospitals, is relatively high. Criminal judges in the district are among the least busy in the country, but this does not greatly benefit the speed of delivery of justice. The crime rate is relatively low and detection is high. Cinemas and museums in the area have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic-induced restrictions on cultural events.

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