The parliamentary group of the socialist Coalition for Bulgaria will request that Prime Minister Boiko Borisov addresses the MPs on the country's position regarding the plans for a fiscal compact within the EU and the crisis in the eurozone, state-run Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) on Tuesday cited socialist leader Sergei Stanishev as saying.
International media reported a day earlier that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Berlin to flesh out a rulebook for budgetary discipline negotiated at a December 9 summit that seeks to create a "fiscal compact" for the 17-member euro area.
Stanishev made the statement carried by BTA at a meeting of the party leadership which got together for the first time in 2012.
The meeting discussed the priorities of Bulgaria's leftists in 2012, including setting up a working group to prepare an overhaul of the country's election laws. The socialists also plan to contest in court the recent amendments to the Labour Code concerning workers' rights.