According to the data, gathered by Wall-street.ro the answer is: taxes, spent European funds, tourism and, surprisingly, salaries
This article was published on 1 February 2019 on the Romanian economic site ”Wall-street.ro” and is republished hear with the permission of Wall-street and with small modifications.
Romania and Bulgaria have entered in the EU in the same year, but their roads have departed over time. If we often laud ourselves that our results are better than those of the neighbours, comparing ourselves with them constantly, the reality of statistics gives advantage to the country beyond Danube. In Bulgaria taxes upon salaries are lower, there is a budget surplus and more tourists. Bulgaria has overtaken Romania, but it looks like no one is interested to observe it.