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Thank you, Brownie, for this comment. It is true that dealing with organised crime requires much more work than what is being done at the moment.  

You say at the end, that if Bulgaria does not join in 2007, then in 2008 we are in for sure. True.

And what is the big issue then?! I believe that it is time that we started looking at it from a somewhat different perspective. Whether we join next year or a year later will show how much reforms have progressed, how much work has been done. And as soon as reforms start working (just one example: the public administration reform - all this bureaucracy), life will supposedly get better. As soon as we join, companies will feel even more free to invest in the region. And even if we join in 2008, and the work has not been done yet, then other safeguard clauses come into place, which may preclude us from taking the full benefits of membership. And one last thing, when serious issues are addressed and dealt with, Bulgaria itself will also be able to give more to the Union.

-- Fighting my own apathy..

by Naneva (mnaneva at gmail dot com) on Sun Mar 5th, 2006 at 04:17:33 AM EST
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