THE EFFECTS OF IMPLEMENTING EUROPEAN POLICIES IN AGRICULTIRAL HOLDINGS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
There have been numerous publications in recent years dealing with the various effects of the CAP on holdings in the EU countries1. In the Republic of Bulgaria, however, there are not comprehensive assessments of the actual effects of the implementation of CAP on agricultural holdings as a whole and on agricultural holdings of different types. This article presents the results of a comprehensive survey of CAP’s impact on incomes, efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural holdings of different legal types, sizes, specialization and geographical location. The approach of the study and the system of criteria and indicators for assessment are presented in details in a previous publication of the authors2. In order to assess the effects of the CAP, the authors used formal data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the National Statistical Institute and other sources, primary data of surveys of farm managers and expertise of leading experts in the given sphere.