After no less than three elections in one year, Bulgaria finally seems to have found a majority for democratic renewal. But what is the potential for change in one of the most corrupt countries in the EU? Not bad, says Vessela Tcherneva, head of the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, in a new Debates Digital talk. At least the plans of the new coalition focus on the right things: economy, education, health care. And in the controversial talks to neighbouring North Macedonia a new, more constructive tone can be expected.
What is Debates on Europe?
Since its inception in 2012, the series Debates on Europe has been hosted in places where the idea of Europe is at stake. In international discussion forums organized in cooperation with local actors – mainly in eastern and south-eastern Europe – it addresses the most pressing issues on the European agenda. By supporting civil society in places where this is still emerging or under pressure it furthers free and open debate on cultural, social and political issues.