Eight Bilateral Chambers: Open Letter to the Political Elite of Bulgaria

Dear Members of Parliament and Political Leaders,

With this letter, we appeal to you for responsible statesmanship and urgent action for the benefit of our society and the future of Bulgaria. At this critical time for our country, the responsibility for making the right decisions lies with all of you who represent the will of the people.

Bulgaria is part of the European Union and NATO – organizations that uphold the principles of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights. In this context, the future of our country is inextricably linked to these values and our ongoing commitment to them.

We call for political consensus on the following topics:

Principles of Democracy and Rule of Law:

  • The rule of law needs to be strengthened by ensuring the independence of the judiciary and the effectiveness of institutions.
  • Efforts must be made to reduce corruption and increase transparency and efficiency in state governance.

Human Rights and Freedoms:

  • The protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of every citizen, including the right to life, property, initiative, and choice, should be paramount in every decision of the National Assembly and the executive branch.
  • The security and well-being of all social groups must be a priority.

Economic Development and Social Justice:

  • It is time to focus on creating a sustainable economy based on science and innovation that ensures stability and prosperity and is even better integrated into the Transatlantic economy and competitive on the global market.
  • Making targeted efforts to join the Eurozone by 2025, as well as full accession to the Schengen area.
  • Social justice and equal opportunities for all citizens should be the primary goals of any policy.
  • We call on all political parties and leaders for dialogue, constructiveness, and clear priorities in forming a government. The business expects stability and predictability, which can only be achieved through joint efforts and compromise.

Dear Members of Parliament,

the fate of Bulgaria is in your hands. We urge you to act responsibly and wisely to ensure a better future for our children and all future generations.

Sofia, July 2nd, 2024 / Updated on July 3rd, 2024

Joint position of:
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria;
  • Belgium-Bulgaria-Luxembourg Business Club;
  • British Bulgarian Business Association;
  • Bulgarian-Spanish Chamber of Commerce;
  • Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce;
  • Confindustria Bulgaria;
  • French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • German-Bulgarian Industrial and Trade Chamber.