RELATIONS WITH THE WEST

Created: 1/25/1985

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Du.garlanaontheadlock on negotiationsed families, telsng the US Embaeeyofia that nine of IS pending casts wouldprocessed immediately Parly leader Zhlvkov early this month also pardoned two Imprisoned West Germans, presumsbly to Improve the atmosphereisit to Sotia by foreign Ministerarch. I

Comment: ZWvkov. who wants greater access to Western technology In part lo compensate for declining Soviet aid, has had reason to tear the growing International criticism of Bulgaria might lead lo Western economic sanctions. Most Western government* probably will find his concisatory measures insufficient and will be akecl'cai that they demonstrate sny basic Change In policy. In the meantime he isew round of criticism from the Turkish Government snd Western reporters tor his harsh treatment of ethnic Turke-fM

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