The National Palace of Culture in Sofia hosted the Conference of the committees of the national parliaments of the European Union Member States /COSAC/ dealing with European affairs as well as representatives of the European Parliament. The forum took place under the motto “Future of the EU: United We Stand Strong”. The forum was unveiled by Chair of Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva, who said that via that format national parliaments participated in the decision-making process in regard to the EU agenda.
The delegates not only tackled the challenges the Union is facing – they also appreciated the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU, presented by the Minister in charge – Lilyana Pavlova. According to her, one of Bulgaria’s major tasks during the presidency will be the adoption of the EU financial framework for the period 2020 – 2027. It will also finish the reforming of the Dublin Regulation on the refugee asylum conditions within the EU. Minister Pavlova voiced at the forum her hope that the European leaders would agree and amend it in 2018.