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Europeiska Unionens normativa makt i Bulgarien: Hur har EU påverkat Bulgariens status för minoriteter?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
European Unions normative power in Bulgaria : How has the EU affected Bulgarias status for minorities? (English)
Abstract [en]

Bulgaria’s entrance in the European Union (EU) 2007 was a big step for a country from the 

Balkans. This is important considering that the country, the same way as its neighboring 

countries, has had big ethnic breaches and cases of discrimination. One of the goals and 

demands for Bulgaria’s entrance in the Union was that the country should implement 

institutions and rules that ensure the protection for minorities. The EU has contributed with 

different means in order for Bulgaria to reach this target, inter alia with economic means. 

This paper investigates how the European Union as a normative power has worked for 

implementation and promotion of minority rights in Bulgaria during the period that the 

country was a candidate state. The paper also investigates whether the Union has been 

successful with executing these goals when the state eventually became a member.    

The results of this paper show that the Union has been using all means of normative power to 

promote minority rights, but this has not been sufficient. The greatest problem lies in the fact 

that the Union has for very long prioritized other areas for improvement rather than putting its 

focus on minority rights promotion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
European Union (EU), Bulgaria, Normative Power, Ethnic, Minorities
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26150DiVA: diva2:626328
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
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Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-07 Last updated: 2013-10-15Bibliographically approved

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