Business aspects of European integration

At the Summit in Brussels at the end of last year Bulgaria’s goal to conclude the accession negotiations in 2004 and to become a member of the Union in 2007 was backed by the EU Member States. The membership of the country in EU will open a lot of opportunities for Bulgarian businesses. But the successful involvement of Bulgarian companies in the Common European Market faces them with a number of challenges and responsibilities in the pre-accession period. The Single Market involves different rules, requirements and high competition, which Bulgarian businesses should meet and respond to. The harmonized with the acquis legal base should be implemented in practice, in order the Bulgarian economy to be ready for the competitive pressures of the Common Market.

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Bulgaria will honor its commitments to EU to shut down Kozloduy NPP Units 3 and 4 January 2004 Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha categorically confirmed Bulgaria’s commitment to close Kozloduy NPP Units 3 and 4 in 2006. After his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland Bertie Ahern, who visited Bulgaria in November, the Bulgarian Prime Minister stated that Bulgaria would honor the commitments undertaken in the negotiations for European Union membership,