Bulgarian media policy and law: How much Europeanization
(Sofia University, Bulgaria)
ABSTRACT: The present paper differentiates between two related but not identical processes: on the one hand, the approximation of Bulgarian media law with Community law, and on the other the real transformations in the media sector caused by the process of the EU integration of Bulgaria. The Community law implementation is a prerequisite for the legislative reform in countries in accession but it is only one of the elements of EU conditionality. The critical analysis of the effectiveness of EU conditionality in respect of Bulgarian media policy and law has been carried out.