10 Years after EU Accession Bulgarians Are Still Optimistic, A Bit Hesitant Though
Thursday, 05 January 2017
On January 1st Bulgaria and Romania celebrated a decade as EU member-states. Yesterday an EC spokesperson greeted both countries, saying that they were now vital members of the union. Due to the political crisis or something else Bulgaria didn’t pull out the fireworks on the event and EurActiv determined that as a sign of the outdating of the EU‘s expansion. At the same time sociological surveys show that the Bulgarians still remain Euro-optimistic though their initial enthusiasm has cooled down a bit. According to Gallup International Bulgaria remains one of the most pro-EU countries, as only 26% of the Bulgarians would vote for stepping out of the union end-2016. However, that number was only 18% in 2015 and perhaps that shows some hesitation.