We helped Sofia to develop an environmentally sustainable transport system that improves the everyday life of its people. We supported Bulgarian businesses suffering from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bulgaria is one of the largest beneficiaries of the EIB’s advisory services. Our advisory support has helped projects across Bulgaria in sectors such as transport, water and the environment.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise
for sound and sustainable investment projects in Bulgaria.
€ 6.22 bn
Last year’s EIB Group activity in Bulgaria by priority
(In € million, last updated at previous year end)
EIB activity in Bulgaria by sector since start of operations
EIB stories in Bulgaria
Individual stories speak far louder than figures and charts. Discover how our work improves the quality of life in Bulgaria and beyond.
Bulgaria and the EIB: our impact from 2018 to 2022
We have worked in Bulgaria since 1992, financing projects that reduce regional disparities and strengthen economic competitiveness. We helped Sofia to develop an environmentally sustainable transport system that improves the everyday life of its people. We supported Bulgarian businesses suffering from the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bulgaria is one of the largest beneficiaries of the EIB's advisory services. Our advisory support has helped projects across Bulgaria in sectors such as transport, water and the environment.
A day in Europe
Buckle up and discover a normal day in Europe through different projects financed by the European Investment Bank. Will you recognise some of them? The journey begins now!
Bulgaria and the EIB: 2015-2020
We have partnered with Bulgaria for 30 years, improving peoples lives & strengthening regional and economic development. We look forward to continuing our support for a greener and prosperous future. More on our activity in the country: https://www.eib.org/en/projects/regions/european-union/bulgaria/index.htm
Space for everyone
Bulgarian nanosatellite SME EnduroSat’s unique technology helps cut the cost of accessing space-based sensors and equipment for scientists and businesses. Though hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continues to grow with venture debt from the EIB under the Pan-European Guarantee Fund.
A new approach to boost growth
The secret is more innovative green investment in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
The EFSI Legacy: Between markets and states
The EFSI success story is built around the programme’s flexibility to respond in the market to new policy challenges, as its initial targets were increased to include new issues, such as climate action
Cohesive and creative
A long history of investment for cohesion in Europe’s poorer regions is a foundation for the EIB’s role in the European Commission’s Just Transition Mechanism
Supporting road connections in the Western Balkans: The Corridor X Motorway
Strong partnerships help the Western Balkans thrive. The EU Bank worked closely with EU Near to make the Corridor X a reality! By linking Bulgaria to Serbia, this motorway will boost economic growth & stability in the European Union neighbourhood.
Burgas: Planning a Black Sea smart city
Burgas regularly tops the list of best places to live in Bulgaria. Whether enjoying a walk through the resplendent Sea Garden, relaxing on the beautiful central city beach, or enjoying a drink and fresh grilled fish at one of the many outdoor bars and restaurants, it is easy to see why tourists like it so much. A key challenge for the city, however, is to extend this good feeling to the off-season, when tourists are few, the economy is less animated, and the central area is almost comatose after dark. The city aims to deliver this transformation with its smart city agenda.
I Got a Job: New technology job in Bulgaria
Borislav Bonev thought it would be hard to find a Bulgaria pharmaceutical manufacturing job. Now he’s working in Peshtera at Biovet, at a company backed by the EU bank.
Get EIB support in Bulgaria
We improve the lives of citizens in the EU and beyond. We support small businesses, while enhancing climate action and innovation. We also focus on energy transition and urban sustainability. We create prosperity for all EU regions, so that they reach their full potential.
For smaller projects
(generally less than €25m)
For large projects
Get various types of advisory and technical assistance.
The EIB economic survey of investments in Bulgaria
The EIB, with the help of dozens of academics, practitioners and policymakers, surveyed 12,500 firms and 500 big cities across Europe to find out what is driving or holding back investment.
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