Right to land acquisition in Bulgaria by aliens – a prerequisite for our country’s EU membership

The removal of the prohibition on the acquisition of ownership over land by aliens and foreign legal entities is one of the six mandatory amendments to the Constitution that Bulgaria has to make in relation to EU membership and the ratification of the Treaty of Accession. This will make us party to the principles of United Europe, which we strive for, it will encourage land market development and will create more favorable conditions for attraction of more and more foreign investors.

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How will you comment the forthcoming amendments to the Constitution in respect of the option aliens to acquire title over land in Bulgaria? This is one of the six mandatory amendments that have to be made to our Constitution in relation to
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News
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Public Opinion
PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION

National representative research
ALPHA RESEARCH
April 2004

The study of the public attitudes towards the European Union of April 2002 shows that the support for our accession to EU continues to be stably high:
- 72% of the adult population of the country are of the opinion that Bulgaria has no future outside the European Union.
- 66 per cent would vote for our accession to EU, if a referendum on this issue was to be held at this moment.
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Negotiations
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26/30 Chapters are now closed
29.10.2003 Bulgaria closed Chapter 24 “Justice and Home Affairs”
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Tourism brings Bulgaria closer to the European Union “If Prague is passe, what’s Europe’s new cutting-edge destination?” mused the Washington Post? Answer: Sofia(The Washington Post - 20 Hot destinations in 2004) ...When the goods, distributed by God were running out – the turn of Bulgaria came too as a smaller country. In order not to injure it, He gave it a bit of everything – sea, mountains, forests, mineral springs, four seasons. The beautiful Bulgarian nature
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