At End-of-Term News Conference, Outgoing President Calls for More Justice in Bulgaria
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Outgoing President Rosen Plevneliev and Vice President Margarita Popova gave a joint news conference on Wednesday towards the end of their five-year term in office.
Plevneliev said that urgent action is necessary to ensure more justice in Bulgaria. According to him, justice is the main issue nowadays. He said: "We are all indebted to our people. We are all responsible for the low confidence which the citizens place in the courts, the prosecution service, the institutions. We need solutions and results."
"Internationally, I have been implementing a consistent and firm policy in favour of Bulgaria's active and worthy membership of the EU and NATO," the President said.
He noted further: "As a convinced European, I said clearly at the very beginning that, to me, the EU is not foreign policy, it is my family. And I have acted on that throughout my term - as a President, a convinced democrat and a European."