Bulgarian President Reaffirms Country’s Pro-European Stance
Monday, 09 February 2015
President Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria remains among the most pro-European countries, which is in no small part due to its active civil society.
Plevneliev made this statement during a meeting with Dr. Beate Merk, Bavaria’s European Integration and Regional Relations Minister, daily Dnevnik reports.
Both of them are participants in the 51st Munich Security Conference, which is taking place between February 6 and 8.
The Bulgarian President pointed that despite the unstable political situation in the past two years, the country stands a golden chance of carrying out long-delayed reforms in the judiciary, the administration, the security services, the healthcare and the education.
The Head of State reminded that Bulgaria fully satisfies the criteria for accession to the Schengen Area.
He said that despite the initial difficulties, the country has managed to deal with the challenges presented by the migratory pressure exerted on the EU’s external borders.
Plevneliev and Merk exchanged opinions on the security environment in the region in the context of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
They were unanimous that Europe has to remain united in order to remain strong in a moment when there is retreat from the principles of democracy and the rule of law.