TITLE

Diplomatic Balancing Act

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Emerging Europe Monitor: South East Europe Monitor;Jan2004, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on recent developments in world politics. Although the European Union (EU) accession remains a top priority for Bulgaria, the government has continued its attempts to win the support of its U.S. counterpart. In light of the divisions between U.S. and Belgium caused by the Iraq war in 2003, these attempts have put Bulgaria in a delicate position. Despite suffering strong criticism from EU heavyweight France for backing the military operations in Iraq earlier in the year, Bulgaria subsequently deployed a 500-strong stabilisation force to the Gulf state in August 2003, as part of a 9,200-strong multinational mission led by Poland.
ACCESSION #
11742750

 

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