Unless Bulgaria and Romania manage to enact judicial reforms, fight corruption and organized crime, and protect human and minority rights, they will not be able to capitalize on the benefits of EU membership, and will continue to be regarded as second-class EU members.
Bulgaria and Romania at Europe's Edge
Stefanos Katsikas is director of modern Greek studies, a lecturer on Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, and a member of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is author of Negotiating Diplomacy in the New Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Bulgaria (I.B. Tauris, 2011).
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Stefanos Katsikas; Bulgaria and Romania at Europe's Edge. Current History 1 March 2014; 113 (761): 117–122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2014.113.761.117
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