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"Bulgaria risks falling under Russia’s influence" according to EU experts

BulgariaPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Thu, July 23, 2009 10:23:52

Financial Times, July 22:
Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest member state, is at risk of falling under Russian political and economic influence unless Brussels works more effectively with Sofia, according to a panel of EU experts advising the Bulgarian government.
In a report obtained by the Financial Times, the experts called on Bulgaria’s authorities to take much firmer action against public corruption, saying high-level officials who are under serious suspicion should be dismissed without waiting for lengthy judicial proceedings. Read more here.

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