|On May 21st, 2004, Natalia Dimitrova, Secretary of Coalition 2000 gave a presentation on the topic of: Corruption as a Social and Economic Phenomenon in Bulgaria at a round table discussion: Economic Development and Social Change. Political Reality and Social Environment in Bulgaria. The discussion took place at the Elieff Center for Culture and Education of the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), in Studentski grad, Sofia.
Representatives from different governmental institutions, universities and nongovernmental organizations like: Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Bulgrian Academy of Sciences, AUBG faculty, etc. attended the discussion. Other participants at the discussion were above twenty university professors and students from prominent US educational institutions like the University of Pittsburgh, Pensylvania and Brigham University, Utah. The participants debated over important social and economic problems of the transition period in Bulgaria: corruption, integration of ethnic minorities, population perceptions and expectations about the social and economic changes in the period of transition, potential cooperation between the private sector and the Ministry of Labor to reduce unemployment, etc.|