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Commenting article: Bulgaria President Heading for Moscow: Relations with Russia Best in 20 Years

Right before leaving for Moscow on Wednesday, Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov declared that the Bulgarian-Russian relations were at their best level in 20 years.

In an interview for the ITAR-TASS news agency, Parvanov pointed out that the campaign "Bulgaria's Year in Russia 2009", which he is going to open, was a continuation of "Russia's Year in Bulgaria 2008" launched about a year ago with the visit of the then Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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#1
Stealthy - 4 Feb 2009 // 13:22:48

"He has restated his view that Bulgaria was equally interested in the realization of both the Russian-sponsored South Stream, and the EU-sponsored Nabucco gas transit pipeline. He believes both projects have great advantages for Europe and for the Balkan region."

* sure , he is happy with that relations ... how much did this country lose during the recent gas dispute ? there is nothing different he could say ... Bulgarians never oppose ...
* to be equally interested in both projects means to please both as usual ... well noted ... Bulgarian style ...
* I am only curious of an advantage for EUROPE and THE REGION ... hm hm hm ... does not the region belong to Europe ? or is not Bulgaria a memeber of EU ? Why do they need to devide these two meanings ? The reason may lie in Bulgarian national character to use every opportunity to be the first ...

#2
Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 18:05:17

He is absolutely right.

Russia is a very important country and much closer to us culturally that most of those EU idiots.
EU thinks of us as a toilet and never stops reminding us about their attitude towards BG (above) - fine - no problem.
They can't kick us out of the EU so I think BG should be Russia's Trojan horse in the EU.
Lets undermine the EU and take their money - no love lost here;)))

Call us anything you want, just don't call us too late to get your money;))

#3
Teodor - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:48:39

Whatever GP (Georgi Pyrvanov) is saying is of little meaning, he personally and his ex-communist party’s governing coalition are losing all credibility quick. Slowly but surely the country is changing into EU member state. The current economic crisis will only help speed the process. My fellow countrymen have been lied to and denied access to better information for too long. EU should start paying attention to the freedom of speech and access to public media in Bulgaria. Currently Bulgaria is big liability for EU, but if the reforms and changes succeed and last for good, this would probably be the biggest political success for EU in years. The sanctions EU imposed on the current government (in Bulgarian language media always named sanctions against Bulgaria) started to work, at first even I opposed them (I speak three languages, and due to that have access to better news coverage), but by now I already know better.

#4
xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:55:03

@Teodor

Well said, dude.

#5
Teodor - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:56:28

Unfortunately in Bulgaria we have corrupt inefficient government combined with even worse president. The majority of the people have been denied the right of proper information, hence the quiet acceptance of this ridiculous leadership. Otherwise Bulgaria is a member state and in long term will be beneficial to EU as a whole. Bulgaria needs time and help with establishing free press and better foreign language training in schools (I realize how it sounds) – inner problems with international importance.

#6
Teodor - 4 Feb 2009 // 19:58:56

This is ridiculous. I am surprised of this level of misunderstanding national and EU interests.

#7
avro - 4 Feb 2009 // 20:22:20

The entire world will think of any country that joins forces with Russia as a "toilet", one that Russia is crapping in.

avro

#8
Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 21:57:11

So what avro?
Do you care what people think that much?
Fukc the EU.

#9
Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:02:19

I was completely against this Government until I saw EU's, but most importantly the European public's attitude towards us.
If someone insults you, you should insult them back and NOT try to change to accommodate them.

I want BG to be EU's liability - hopefully we will drag them down, the pricks...

Go Putin!

#10
xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:05:13

"Fukc the EU."

No. Fcuk Russia, fcuk Putin.

#11
xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:09:10

kolega

You are extremely short-sighted. You are going to cut off your nose to spite your face. This is exactly the Balkan attitude that has held the Balkans back and exactly why no progress is possible in Bulgaria, EVER! Bulgaria is made up of millions of kolegas who think just like you. I see no hope for Bulgaria. A lovely country, just one problem - it is populated with Bulgarians.

#12
Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:11:43

That's right.
And the Europeans should know that insults don't work - they just breed hatred.

#13
xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:20:04

"And the Europeans should know that insults don't work - they just breed hatred."

And the Europeans should care because? The EU is very happy to be saving the European taxpayers money by withholding it from Bulgaria. Bulgaria should be a good little hore, like you, and suck EU schlong to get paid.

You are SUCH a hyppocrite! You are doing exactly what you are telling Bulgaria not to do. You are a good little hore sucking American schlong, but Bulgaria should insist on its dignity and not do anything to reinstate EU funding? Tzu...tzu...tzu...

#14
Kolegialen - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:27:40

"And the Europeans should care because? The EU is very happy to be saving the European taxpayers money by withholding it from Bulgaria."

In the long run they should care. They have incorporated people who are getting more and more hateful towards them.
I am not the only one who'd love to see EU fail.
Only because of the way they treat us - not withholding funds - that's good. We need external pressure to reform - it's the way they insult us publicly and privately - that's gonna come back to bite them in the ass major time!


"You are a good little hore sucking American schlong, but Bulgaria should insist on its dignity and not do anything to reinstate EU funding?"

I say no such a thing!
I think we should do everything possible to get their money.
But we should also help Russia fukc with them.

#15
xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:37:36

"I think we should do everything possible to get their money.
But we should also help Russia fukc with them."

What's in if for Bulgaria? Russia fcuking with the EU, that is. It will not benefit Bulgaria in the least, especially in view of the fact that Russia is maneuvering for closer ties to the EU. The EU is Russia's biggest client for gas and oil. Do you think Russia is stupid enough to alienate its biggest client just to satify the revenge impulses of deadbeat little Bulgaria? Putin is gonna kick out Stanishev like a rabid dog.

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