Controversial Eurozone Accession Concerns Rise as Bulgaria Prepares to Join the Euro

Bulgaria has significant problems with corruption and money laundering. Nevertheless, the European Union is prepared to accept the country as the next member of the eurozone. Many fear that might be a bad idea.
Anti-government rally in Sofia in summer 2020, with a photomontage of then-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He has been accused of deep-seated corruption.

Anti-government rally in Sofia in summer 2020, with a photomontage of then-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He has been accused of deep-seated corruption.

Foto: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP
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