President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Backs EU-US Talks on TTIP
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have discussed EU reform and bilateral cooperation within EU and NATO.
At a Wednesday meeting in Sofia, Plevneliev and Hammond backed fast track measures for completing the single market so as to make the EU more competitive after a period of economic and financial crisis and to trigger economic growth and create jobs.
The British Foreign Secretary spoke in favor of EU reform aimed at increasing the efficiency of EU institutions, alleviating the regulatory burden, and at restructuring the labor market, according to the press office of the Bulgarian President.
Hammond claimed that EU Member States had to adopt concrete measures for the implementation of this ambitious goal.
He suggested that the EU had to reform itself to retain the trust of EU citizens and to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Plevneliev pointed out that Bulgaria backed EU-US talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the context of efforts aimed at achieving a more competitive Europe.