The Council of Ministers adopted the National Report on the State and Protection of the Environment in 2019, they announced. It aims to inform the public and state institutions about the state and risks to the environment and natural resources, as well as to draw attention to the effectiveness and appropriateness of the environmental policy.
The report includes environmental indicators and methodologies applied in the evaluation reports of the European Environment Agency. The aim is to clearly formulate the issues related to the interaction between society and the environment, and to present information on the environment in Bulgaria, comparable to the assessments at the pan-European level. The report includes 16 sections, which cover major environmental areas. "Key issues" of public interest have been formulated. Trends and conclusions are drawn, which form "key messages" on the relevant environmental issues.