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PM Boyko Borisov: Bulgarians don’t care much about European issues
The EU agenda has never been able to find resonance in Bulgaria. European elections are seen as a vote of confidence, or no confidence, vis-à-vis the government. That’s why campaign topics are of local significance – the incomes, corruption, the Roma minority, the prosecution’s activism… This time too, GERB does not intend to change its approach, even though the European Parliament elections are of particular importance to Europe because of the rise of nationalists.
GERB sees the European elections as an important milestone for strengthening its positions in the central government and for securing a good base for preparing local elections in the autumn. The political horizon in Bulgaria has never been very distant.
Political analysis by Plamen Asenov.