Bulgarian and EU flags in Sofia. Photo: flickr/antonella sinopoli
Bulgarian and EU flags in Sofia. Photo: flickr/antonella sinopoli

Bulgaria

When Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 not everyone was convinced that the country was fit for the club. The last of the European Commission's monitoring reports on Bulgaria had pointed to major challenges in the justice system and the prevalence of corruption and organised crime. On 13 December 2006, barely two weeks before Bulgaria's accession, the Commission established a Cooperation and Verification Mechanism to monitor progress in these sensitive areas. The mechanism also applied to Romania, which joined the EU at the same time as its southern neighbour. Read more …

     
 
River near the village of Mindya. Photo: pre tv
River near the village of Mindya. Photo: pre tv
 
Nickolay Mladenov. Photo: The Council of the European Union
Nickolay Mladenov. Photo: The Council of the European Union
     

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