Thats what they put about Mat,and they are happy to do so and thats what the likes of the UK loves to keep telling their population about third world and so called poor countries
Most people are about a month away from ruin in the UK and are in debt up to their eyeballs.
Having recently travelled extensively around BG I would question all this 'poorness'
Varna is buzzing, Plovdiv is buzzing, the highways are full of expensive cars, hotels are full.......of Bulgarians...... Even in provincial towns like Smolyan and Gabrovo things are looking OK
Its easy to get the illusion of abject poverty by visiting dying villages or Roma areas around Sofia for example but I am not buying it, and also have a very different perception of 'Poverty'
I remember an ex GF from Botswana said when she came here after being in the UK for years.....'these people have everything'
During my last contract in Edinburgh I couldnt beleive the amount of beggars on the streets......not so in BG