The Bulgarian National Assembly and EU Affairs: Hesitant Steps in the European Arena

  • Dobrin Kanev


In December 1990, the seventh Grand National Assembly, the first democratically elected parliament in Bulgaria, passed a special resolution declaring it the will of the country to become a member of the European Community. Membership was a geopolitical aspiration to ‘return to Europe’ as well as a modernization project of economic, political and cultural change. This motive was clearly stated five years later in the cabinet’s memorandum, submitted with Bulgaria’s application for membership of the European Union (EU). Membership was declared a strategic goal that reflected the national interests of the country.


European Union Prime Minister European Union Level Lisbon Treaty European Union Institution 
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