Publications

The Eastern Enlargement of the EU

The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union is an extraordinary European achievement. It becomes possible, due to a series of compromises among the Member States, based on their national interests. Taken in their entirety, although important on their own right, they give shape to an inconsistent enlargement policy.

Rethinking the European Union?

Papers from the IVth scientific conference of the Dept. of European Studies at Sofia University, 2017. [...]

Perspectives for Adoption of the Euro in the Western Balkans

Authors: Assoc. Prof. Kaloyan Simeonov, Anna Pecheva, Lilian Nikiforova, Slaveya Bizheva   [...]

Nature and History of Monetary Unions

Author: Assoc. Prof. Kaloyan Simeonov           [...]

60 Years Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaties of Rome

The Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Sofia and the Italian Cultural Institute organized a round table on 10 March 2017, [...]

News

Brexit Simulation Game

On 22 November 2016 the students of the “Jacques Delors” class of the Department of European Studies at Sofia University took the role of heads of state and government of the EU Member States. They discussed the terms of the United Kingdom’s leave of the European Union in accordance to Art. 50 of the Treaty of the EU. The simulation game took place at the conference hall of the House of Europe, Sofia. The game was organized within the framework of the activities within the project „Jean-Monnet Center of Excellence for Teaching and Research on the Europeanization of the Countries of South-Eastern Europe“.

Recent analyses

The Importance of Being Earnest

“The Money Game (in the EUbudget for the period 2021-27)”

DID THE COOPERATION AND VERIFICATION MECHANISM AFFECT BULGARIA-ROMANIA?

For a Change in the Status Quo, but Without Affecting the French Jewel – CAP

The Underwater Rocks on the Way to the Digital Single Market are not Bulgarian. But They Exist Nonetheless.

Archive

Better Late than Never!

Bulgaria as a mediator between Russia and the EU: wanting is one thing, being capable of doing is another

Can the small steps become the "Balkan miracle"?

Do We Need a Social Dimension of Europe?

Don’t Tell Me Where the Priorities of the European Union Are, Show Me the Financial Framework

European Elections 2019: the Procedures are Now Clear, May the Political Debate Begin

GYMNICH - What is That?

How irresistable can an offer be?

How not to look like those we oppose – EP Resolution on countering propaganda (of Russia)

Let’s Talk About the Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency

Participate now! It matters…

Protecting Whistleblowers in The European Union – a First Step on a Long and Uncertain Road

Punishment or praise for whistleblowers – the European citizens can decide

Referenda in the EU – who is afraid of the direct democracy thermometer?

Spray against refugees (and what Europe do we aim for?)

The “Orban” formula

The Brexit Drama – End of First Act

The Eastern Enlargement and the European Perspective for the Western Balkans - Is It Not Time for the Copenhagen Criteria To Be Updated?

The Elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – three key battles for the future of the EU

The Grand Coalition in the European Parliament and the future of the European political consensus

The Kosovo Condition under the Condition of the “Objective Circumstances”

The Rotating Presidency Urgently Needs an Internal Political Consensus

The Sixth Scenario and the Eurozone

The Western Balkans Have the Right to Participate in the Debate on the Future of the European Union

The Western Balkans, The Bulgarian Presidency…and Christmas Miracles

The White Paper on the Future of Europe – All and Nothing

Things Do Not Always Happen by the Book

Thou Who Do Not Resist Evil, Thou Foster it

Turkey’s Accession to the EU and the Emperor’s New Clothes

United in Sanctions?

We Are Dancing “RACHENITSA” under the Benevolent External Monitoring

What’s New in the Debate on the Future of the Economic and Monetary Union?

Zbyshko and the Teutonic Peacock Feathers – about the Risk of Polish Challenges to Germany