Bulgaria is moving further and further away from the EU’s deep transformations debates
Media mentions – ECFR Sofia
Changing the tone is the first task for both sides if they want to have a dialogue. Two people cannot speak if they treat each other with hostility, if they accuse each other of lying, and so on.
US sanctions under the Magnitsky Act are a direct warning from US President Joe Biden to greedy and reckless leaders in the Balkans that corruption needs to be addressed
The Bulgarian people continue to have faith in the EU and more than 60% view Bulgaria’s membership as positive
Unblocking the stand-off will depend on the goodwill of the countries to engage in a constructive dialogue and their readiness to consistently participate in it
EU sanctions remain, above all, an important instrument of solidarity and one of the EU’s most powerful soft levers, which it should continue using
The European Union could not reach an agreement on a joint declaration due to Hungary’s intervention, but Borell has sent three of the EU foreign ministers to speak on behalf of the EU
We need to resolve the problem of the main energy source and to ensure access to low-carbon fuels
At the moment, it seems that the system will be able to crush Alexei Navalny. I truly wish Putin would understand what the negative consequences for him would be.
Given the fragility of the political landscape in Bulgaria, it is probable that the unresolved issues between Sofia and Skopje will remain in place for some time