Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I understand the fears of the old EU members, although they are not greater than those of the Bulgarian politicians. I hope they are both exaggerated.
I am from Bulgaria and I support the idea of a European Union. I cannot wait for my country to become a member, but I am also realistic. I have travelled a lot and has had the chance to see things with my own eyes. It is hard for me to admit it, but I am not sure if Bulgaria is ready to join the EU. Even if it does, the direct effect or benefits for its citizens will be sort of intangible at least for two or three years. Let us not think that a one year delay will be a tragedy. We shouldn't be discouraged if such thing happens. This will not mean that the EU has shut its doors for us. I even believe it will be healthy for our politicians, and will sober up the government, which will be able to push up more reforms.

I can resist anything but temptation.- Oscar Wilde
by Little L (ljolito (at) gmail (dot) com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 01:45:44 PM EST
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