„My most important task as president was Bulgaria’s membership of NATO and the European Union. I did my best not only to start this process, but also to make it irreversible.“
„Petar Stoyanov is an optimistic leader of a deeply pessimistic people.“
San Francisco Chronicle, September 2000
Apart from his pro-European policy, Petar Stoyanov will be remembered for his strong stance against corruption and abuse of power, for his protection of the rule of law and the rights of citizens and for his reputation as a politician who has not acquired any personal benefits from power.