Other EU states and Bulgaria shortly before Sofia takes the bloc's Presidency reins

Other EU states and Bulgaria shortly before Sofia takes the bloc's Presidency reins
Bulgaria will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union within 66 hours after this piece was published. From the perspective of Bulgaria itself, this event is bigger than it is for Brussels, Paris or Berlin, since the Presidency has generally lost some of its excitement by now. But Western Europe does notice it.

In the case of Bulgaria, the Presidency is seen as an opportunity to look at this small country, eleven years after it joined the European Union. Larger publications from Germany, England and other EU countries started sending reporters to Sofia. “Go down there and see what you find.”

What they do find is not entirely new, but the verdict is pretty much unambiguous. Bulgaria was “corrupt, but carefree to the EU”, the German weekly Zeit writes.../IBNA

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