Joining the EU

The process of joining the European Union for Bulgaria was long, with a beginning in 1990 when the state declared its will to become a part of the EU and a considerable follow up step in 1993 when the EU adopted the Copenhagen criteria, which the candidate-states had to cover. Details about the route that led to Bulgaria becoming a member in 2007 are presented here.

On January 1st, 2007 Bulgaria joined the European Union.[1]

Bulgaria joining the EU – Bulgarian president and prime minister putting their signatures, source: Glasutnamladite hora web-site

EU representation in Bulgaria

2018 is the year of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

[1] Video materials with resumes of main historic moments and an opportunity to test one’s new knowledge. Source: project “Integration of immigrants” (online)

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