Bulgaria remains the poorest country in the EU.

By bne IntelliNews June 22, 2011
Bulgarias Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) was the lowest among all member states in 2010, preliminary estimates of Eurostat showed. It amounted to 43% of the average for the area, slightly lower than Romanias, which stood at 45%. Bulgarias GDP per capital expressed in PPS outperformed those of neighbouring Serbia (35%) and Macedonia (35%) but remained lower than the one of Turkey (48%) and Greece (89%). GDP was the highest in Luxembourg - 183% above the average, followed by the Netherlands and Denmark - 34% and 25% above the average, respectively. The figures for GDP per capita, expressed in PPS cover the 27 EU Member States, three EFTA countries, four candidate countries and three Western Balkan countries.

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