April 18, 2011
I saw complaints from what appears to be heavy and even abusive procedures with diploma legalisation in Bulgaria, in various emails, letters, on-line forums etc.
It could be useful if such information was more centralised. In any case, I’m happy to gather such experiences.
I would also appreciate if graduates would say why they think the procedures are so heavy.
Some say that it’s because of the franchised Western universities operating in Bulgaria. Apparently, the Bulgarian authorities are waging a war against those universities. In any case, reportedly, they don’t recognise their diplomas.
But a recent court case concerning Greece has set a legal precedent, meaning that the Bulgarian authorities should recognise such diplomas.
I think diplomas from another EU country should need no legalisation whatsoever across the Union. But we are not there yet, and diplomas recognition remain a matter of member countries.
Maybe we should use the European citizen initiative (ECI) to help put in place EU legislation stating that diplomas from one EU country are automatically valid across the EU.Georgi Gotev