"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:
''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.
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.
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.