Accession Number:

ADA469123

Title:

The Impact of Bulgarian Membership in NATO and the EU on the Development of the Bulgarian Armed Forces

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

By achieving membership in both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and the European Union EU, post-communist Bulgaria has achieved two major political objectives as well as accomplished long sought-after strategic goals. These memberships have already placed new demands and requirements upon the development of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. Bulgarian accession into these organizations came as a consequence of the efforts made by both the government and its people. It emblemizes everything that Bulgarians stand for. Successful accession to the European Union provides a good opportunity for a retrospective view of the key events that occurred during this long transition toward democracy. This research paper intends to shed light on some of the key aspects of Bulgarias post-communist transition from communist to democratic rule, its accession into NATO, and a brand new challenge -- membership in the European Union. The analysis also will focus on the implication of these challenges for the Bulgarian Armed Forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE