Bulgarian Presidency of the EU is near

Bulgarian Presidency of the EU is near

The commemorative coin and souvenir ties have run off the production lines, the main venue is prepared, and the priorities have been announced, while Bulgaria’s Cabinet ministers endlessly repeat the mantra that the country is ready for its Presidency of the EU.

The main question now, to which the answer will be known only at the close of the six-month Presidency, is whether the first morning of July will find the skeptics or the optimists justified in their outlook.

Assessing the outcome will be a matter of examining both the performance of the country and of the EU as a whole over these six months, matters that are at the same time separate but also inextricably linked by virtue of the Presidency.../IBNA

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