Тhe choice of a European perspective for the Western Balkans as a main priority for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union gives an exclusive opportunity for Bulgaria’s successful performance as a reliable and constructive partner within the Union. At the same time it raises certain risks, preconditioned by the complexities of the region, the attitudes among European Union Member States, etc. What are, then, the prospects for success of this strategic priority of Bulgaria and of the Presidency? Find out more in the analysis by Assoc. Prof. Mirela Veleva.