Bulgaria Ready to Host EU Forum on Defense and Space Industry
Friday, 24 February 2017
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev and European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska discussed in Sofia possibilities to boost cooperation between the EU countries in the IT field, defense and space research sector. Elżbieta Bieńkowska supported President Radev's idea that in 2017 Bulgaria should host a forum dedicated to the European defense and space sector where Bulgarian companies and scientific institutes will learn more about the European Defense Fund and about other existing mechanisms of the EU defense and space industry. Bulgaria supports the introduction of a European Services E-Card, President Radev said and underlined that the EU should provide stronger support to all underdeveloped countries during the fulfilment of investments projects within the frameworks of the Juncker Investment Plan.