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Sega - Bulgaria | Sunday, April 28, 2013

No talk of Europe in election campaign

For the first time since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 the subject of Europe is practically absent from the campaign agenda, the daily Sega observes: "Europe has found its way onto the list of lost illusions that has been growing since the collapse of communism. None of the parties that are up for election on May 12 present themselves as standard-bearers of the European idea. Even those that have Europe in their name have forgotten why. For the Bulgarian politicians Europe has become a badge they pin on their collars when they travel abroad. They like running off to Brussels to get a confidence boost and feel their own power, while they're despised in their own country. There they can meet up with politicians they know from sister parties who offer them support for reasons of party discipline, particularly ahead of elections."

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