Parvanov: Corruption Impedes BG Integration in Europe Standartnews - 2002/2/13
Corruption erodes this country's chances for NATO and EU membership, President Georgi Parvanov said before the 4th Forum on combat against corruption, organized by 'Coalition 2000'. The government has the will to fight corruption, he thinks. So, the links between politicians and criminals should be severed, clientelism - eradicated, politicians and political appointments must be put under control, while the corrupt officials should be brought to trial, President stressed. The graft destroys the confidence of the citizens in their own state and affects its overall economic development," he told.