International Conference Discusses Future of EU
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
The European Union is an example for the humanity. It is an honour to live within its borders, caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdjikov said Tuesday at an international conference: "Where Does Europe Go: Globalism vs Populism" in Sofia, organized by PanEurope - Bulgaria, the State Cultural Institute with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Bulgaria and the Representation of the European Commission to Bulgaria.
The forum marks the 10th anniversary of Bulgaria's accession to the EU and the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Pan-European movement in this country.
"The first big European moral is the peace and its protection, the opportunity to have dreams, raise our children in the spirit of optimism and build our patriotism on respect for the others and for the common," said Gerdjikov.
Vice President Iliana Yotova stressed that Europe is not something given by default. "We should fight for it and never forget that Europe is not just a union but a human pledge for peace, prosperity and freedom," said Yotova.