Scientists Raise Alarm over Apocalyptic Scenario for Bulgarian Ethnicity

Society | November 22, 2010, Monday // 20:51| Views: | Comments: 13
Bulgaria: Scientists Raise Alarm over Apocalyptic Scenario for Bulgarian Ethnicity The Roma are forecast to become the majority in Bulgaria by 2050. Photo by BGNES

The Center for Demographic Policy in Sofia has alarmed that by 2050, ethnic Bulgarians would have become a minority in their own country.

Prof. Petar Ivanov from the Center has presented projections that the ethnic Bulgarians might decline to 800 000 in 2050. At the same time, there will be 3.5 million Roma and 1.2 million ethnic Turks in the country, he says as cited by the Trud Daily in an alarmist front page article.

If the current demographic rates are preserved, the Center has estimated that in 2100 there will be only 300 000 ethnic Bulgarians in Bulgaria, 8 million Roma, and 1.5 million ethnic Turks.

The Center for Demographic Policy refers to census statistics from the beginning of the 20th century showing that around 1900 there were 2.9 million ethnic Bulgarians, 800 000 ethnic Turks, and 60 000 ethnic Roma.

At present the ethnic Bulgarians in Bulgaria are estimated at 5 million, the ethnic Turks at around 1 million, and the Roma at 1 million, according to the center.

Trendafil Mitev, a political science professor at the University for National and World Economy in Sofia is cited as saying that the Bulgarian politicians appear to be helpless before the demographic crisis.

According to the dean of the Geography Department at Sofia University Petar Slaveykov, the demographic situation will lead to huge issues in the educational system and the science and creative potential of the country.

The Center uniting scientists, university professors and public figures is working on a strategy to avoid what has been described as a possible demographic catastrophe.

The organization has demanded a special institution to take care of ethnic Bulgarians, warning that at present there are institutions taking care only of the groups classified as ethnic minorities. It has also submitted a letter to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov warning him about the problem.

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Nellieherself - 27 Nov 2010 // 21:56:51


Islam is not expanding, it is shrinking. No normal woman of average intelligence should ever agree to live under Islam. Islam is not a religion, it is a form of oppression for women. That's is the biggest reason why Islam will never advance in civilized societies--the women will never allow it.

DrFaust - 25 Nov 2010 // 06:58:49


an apologet of murder like you is writing about 'family values' and what women should do or not do.

You are definitely one sick puppy.

mrgay - 25 Nov 2010 // 03:40:47

nellie you wonder why islam is expanding so much? too much women's rights in west

women should focus on family, how much women's rights will you have in a gypsy state when girls and pregnant and married as sold slaves????

women in iran are absolutely liberals compared with gypsy culture

see my point

Nellieherself - 24 Nov 2010 // 21:32:03


"maybe islam is the only thing that can save BG! OR fundamentalist Othodoxy, at least then cheap woman are punished for the slutty behavior"

Careful, pork chop! Your misogyny is showing! What's the matter? All the pretty girls always got the hot guys you got a crush on in high school?

mrgay - 24 Nov 2010 // 20:22:04

true a nother so many Bulgarians are brainwashed to hate their Christain heritage, and worship the 'porno celebrity chalga' culture, the woman act like cheap whores,

maybe islam is the only thing that can save BG! OR fundamentalist Othodoxy, at least then cheap woman are punished for the slutty behavior

A.Nother - 24 Nov 2010 // 17:08:52

"Isn't it to late to issue warnings?"

Well what can you do? Unless forcefully get Bulgarians to have babies and not abortions there will be no Bulgarians left in Bulgaria before long.

BG isn't the only country with these problems. Germany has similar issues. It's cultural I guess. Difference is though that Germany can rely on immigration to ensure a strong workforce. BG is going to have to rely on the Romas!

Another study also showed that by 2050 there will be 1.2 pensioners for every 1 worker in BG. This is an issue because most social safety nets (even BGs excuse of social provision) work on the basis of 2 to 3 workers per pensioner!

Time to get that Ryan air flight out of Plodiv sooner rather than later me thinks.

Will the last one out please turn off the lights, as they say!

sa-sha - 24 Nov 2010 // 11:29:19

First international 'Tiger Summit' in St.Petersbourg (23.11.2010; 13 States-participants) adopted the decision to double tiger population by 2022year. World Bank's input: US$300mln. Why Bulgarians are not tigers?......

mrgay - 23 Nov 2010 // 18:53:08

Bulgarians! what losers! at least the red Americans Indians died like warriors, they were hopelessly outnumbered and out gunned, yet they fought out died for their land like true men and warriors, what of you? whose grandfathers fought and dies for a free Bulgaria and now you act like such mafia atheist degenerate scum!

will late a stranger rape your mother for what? a new BMW?
oh yes go sniff some mafia cocaine, have your girlfriend get yet another abortion,
dobri doshli in hell!

Buddy - 23 Nov 2010 // 18:12:40

Isn't it to late to issue warnings? The UN with its statistics did it decades ago...But no
reaction by neither Prime Minister or President in the last 20 years.... Why is that so?
Because they do not care about the situation of Bulgarians.... Neither had the former Kings governments cared.Nothing has been changed since decades, nor has been the bulgarian village saved from the ongoing destruction. That process is still going on and nobody either at the government or bureaucrats and apparatchiks care. Very sad. Where has all that genuine unbroken Bulgarian will gone?

mrposhrat - 23 Nov 2010 // 04:56:39

If the World's population continues to grow at 1% annually (doubling every 70 years), there will be standing room only, within a few hundred years :-). For example, there are 14 * 70 years in 1,000 years, which means that for every Bulgarian now, there will be 16,384 of them by 3010 :-).

Nellieherself - 23 Nov 2010 // 01:35:19

No worries, Bulgarian ethnicity is alive and well in the US.

Yane - 23 Nov 2010 // 00:35:16


Yane - 23 Nov 2010 // 00:34:47

The Rome won't like that, if they became the majority then there wouldn't be enough Bulgarians paying taxes to support all the gypsies.

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