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Umweltschutz in Bulgarien
Evironmental Conservation in Bulgaria

Author(s): Wolf Oschlies
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: CEEOL Digital Reproductions

Summary/Abstract: Bulgaria pays much attention to environmental problems, because the country is poor in water, is threatened by soil erosion and has an unfavorable surface. Industrialization not being completed, it has been easier to impose methods of environmental conservation. Propaganda employed to this effect, at times not without nationalist undertones, has made the country environment conscious. There exists, since 1971, a special Ministry for Environmental Problems, one of the first to be established in Eastern Europe; it is aided by many institutions of the state, of parliament, of science and also by the Fatherland Front. Regional plans for conservation are being worked out by central and local authorities. The conflict between conservation and economic growth often is still decided in favor of growth; in spite of increasing criticism against pollution, money available for conservation sometimes remains unused. Western equipment is at times too sophisticated for Bulgarian specialists. A conservation law is in preparation. By 1975, almost 300 million leva (= about 1.2 billion German Marks) are to be spent on 500 pollution control stations in towns and factories.

  • Issue Year: 24/1974
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 213-224
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: German