Exposing its economy to the rigours of market forces over the last few years has caused many Bulgarian businesses to collapse, resulting in unemployment and inflation. These factors contributed to the former Communists being returned to power in the democratic elections of December 1994. Bulgaria's leaders would undoubtedly have broad public support for closer ties with Russia.
In order to ensure that Bulgaria does not turn its back on recent reforms, investment from the West is required rather then your bellicose statements. It is to be hoped that the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to be held in Sofia this week, may catalyse such activity.
Michael J Rhodes
Harpenden, HertfordshireReuse content