EP assessment of the rule of law in Bulgaria


The delegation of the Committee on Civil Liberties in the European Parliament continues its tour with a mission in Budapest to check the situation with the rule of law, the state of the media, the rights of minorities. Earlier, MEPs visited Slovakia and Bulgaria.

„What I saw in Bulgaria is that the problems are huge, they reach very deep, they affect different parts of society. In addition, I saw and I am very encouraged by the fact that there are many people who are determined to change Bulgaria, to reform the country. I realize that this will not be an easy process, but I have faith in the determination of these people,“ said the head of the delegation, Sophie in’t Veld, in an interview for Europe at a Glance.

See the whole interview by Irina Tsoneva with Sofia in`t Veld in the video.

Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia and the European perspective in the Balkans

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is visiting Skopje and Tirana. She is meeting with Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama and North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The topic is the enlargement of the EU to the Western Balkans. This comes amid continuing tensions and a concentration of military and police forces between Kosovo and Serbia.

Why is the Balkans restless again? Watch in the video a conversation on the topic with Yordan Bozhilov, chairman of Sofia Security Forum.