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Unless the West strengthens its support for Bulgarian civil society, the country is in danger of drifting back into the arms of Russia.

Cherneva, Iveta (2013) Unless the West strengthens its support for Bulgarian civil society, the country is in danger of drifting back into the arms of Russia. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007 and has been a member of NATO since 2004. Iveta Cherneva argues, however, that recent developments suggest the country may be turning toward Russia. The current government led by Plamen Oresharski has backed a number of Russian led energy projects in the country, such as the construction of a new nuclear power plant. A wave of anti-government protests has also swept over Bulgaria during the summer, calling for new elections and the eradication of corruption. Unless the United States and the European Union strengthen support for Bulgarian civil society and the anti-government protesters, there is a very real risk that the country could reorient itself toward the Kremlin.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72421

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