Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov presented a report at the National Assembly's building in Sofia on Bulgaria's actions during the Belgian EU Presidency (July-December 2010), as well as the country's priority topics during the Hungarian Presidency (January- June 2011). During the Belgian Presidency Bulgaria took decisive steps towards maintaining financial stability and recovering economic growth, Mr Borissov said.
The country's priorities were energy, cohesion and agricultural policies. During the Hungarian Presidency Bulgaria will focus its efforts on joining the Schengen space, he said further. As far as the combat against organized crime is concerned, the government will try to boost the work of investigation bodies, Mr Borissov explained. During the Belgian Presidency Bulgaria started working with the Schengen Information System. The premier also made it clear that by 31/12/2010 the EU funds earmarked for Bulgaria were to the tune of 1.4 billion euro, which accounts for 36.7% of the total amount.
The country is strongly participating in the historic reforms on the EU agenda, Mr Borissov stated. The government will continue being a reliable partner performing its duties as an EU member state, he added. / Source: BNR/