As the next Presidency of the Council of the EU
Finland is committed to making serious efforts to complete the MFF.
"We have united around the position that the presidency of the Council of the EU
in the context of Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU is a major responsibility, but it also gives Bulgaria significant opportunities in several very important areas," the president said.
"As your Prime Minister Boyko Borisov noted, the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU
wishes to act as a Balkan Presidency.
For their good organization, the Ministry for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
will also rely on several main groups of volunteers:
Prime Minister Juha Sipil continued his series of bilateral meetings relating to the preparations for Finlands Presidency of the Council of the EU
by talks with the Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat in Valletta.
''Information Services'' AD will develop the website of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
. The company was the only contractor candidate'', says theA Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Lilyana Pavlova, reported BGNES.
The Council of the EU
adopted, on 23 January, its position in first reading on a draft decision on the provision of macro-financial assistance to Georgia to stabilise the country's economy.
An agreement was signed 13 December 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on awarding grants for a project titled Advancing know-how, skills and professional competence of civil and public servants for advocating national interests and harmonizing legislative proposals in the EU bodies, which will finance the training of civil servants for Croatias presidency of the Council of the EU
At the meeting of the Council of Ministers will be discussed a draft of a decree approving for the estimated distribution of the expenses for holding the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU
. Additional spending will be approved for the budget of the Council of Ministers for 2017 and for the Ministry of Youth and Sports for 2017.
The meeting of Secretaries of State of the EU Foreign Ministries is traditionally held in a country that will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU
during the next 6-month period.
After the meeting, President Radev stated that Bosnia and Herzegovina can be sure that the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU
will include the prospect of EU membership for the Western Balkans.
The Regional Approach " , organized by the Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs , under the auspices of the Austrian Council of the EU