Bulgaria Might 'Lose EU' Due to Lack of Progress, Says President

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Might 'Lose EU' Due to Lack of Progress, Says President During Plevneliev's speech, MPs from ultra-nationalist party Ataka held sheets and posters openly demanding that he lift his immunity and resign, Photo by BGNES

Non-adherence to the law might lead Bulgaria to losing its voice within the EU, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Friday.

Speaking in Parliament, he reminded that a roadmap had already been approved by Brussels listing a set of conditions on which a member state could be deprived of its voting rights regarding EU decisions or, even worse, could be expelled from the union.

Plevneliev said the move, which was announced by the European Commission on Tuesday, March 11, was a "very strong warning signal for a country like ours, in which the Mechanism for Cooperation and Control [actually named "Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification"] has been in force for seven years now and results yield no satisfaction".

He made it clear that a reforms are necessary in energy regulation and intelligence services, appeals seen by some experts as part of the infight between the President and the government's supporters that started after early parliamentary elections last summer. 

After officially announcing that European elections will take place on May 25, Bulgaria's head of state reiterated his proposal that a referendum on voting rights be held on the same day.

He also spoke in favour of a new media law, work on which could kick off after the elections upon a proposal by the leaders of parties in government.

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Huib van den Doel - 20 Mar 2014 // 17:40:49

And as Dr. Johnson said: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel".

Behemoth - 20 Mar 2014 // 16:37:12

Yes, Putin is a putka. I think it's obvious that he is a passive gay. He wants to hide this fact by issuing anti-gay laws, delivering anti-gay speeches. And these bare-breasted picures - never seen something more gay! These attempts to "play the macho" are as fake as his "patriotism".

Huib van den Doel - 20 Mar 2014 // 09:33:25

So, Behemoth, you also think Vladko Stalinowitch is gay? I thought s from this picture showing off his bare chest...

Peter o - 20 Mar 2014 // 08:41:20

Bulgaria should be expelled from the EU, it was a mistake to have accepted them in the first place, they are a shame to the bloc. Minimum wages is 170 Euro after more than 24 years as a democratic state, it remained the poorest member in the bloc even with Croatia being the newest member, these people are a real joke.

Jake L. - 18 Mar 2014 // 17:20:09

I'm sorry, but obviously you aYou are very ignornat person and know nothing about Bulgaria. Why don't you read and learn a little history.

Behemoth - 15 Mar 2014 // 20:57:28

Bulgaria's place is in the new Soviet Union, not in the EU. They are much better in being the a*slickers of some gay ex-KGB zombie than in adhering to European values and laws. Being kicked and held down by a Soviet or Russian boot - that is what suits most of these cretins who represent this country best.

Good riddance to bad garbage! Kick them out and let them enjoy to be the servile a*slickers of Mr. Putka.

tom anthony - 15 Mar 2014 // 14:22:47

expelled from the union is the best thing can happen to bulgarians

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