Vice President Iotova Comments Mobility Package
Thursday, 28 March 2019
There is a chance to ask for the Mobility Package to be dropped from the agenda of the MEP debate on Wednesday, Vice President Iliana Iotova told journalists before a "Bulgaria 2019 - New horizons: doubts, hopes, perspectives" discussion here Tuesday, BNA reports.
Iotova explained that over 1,500 corrections have been submitted to the package that could not reach all MEPs, so they could not know them in details.
Regarding the Monday vote in Strasbourg, Iotova noted that there was a reason to demand the Mobility Package's withdrawal, but that the first chance was wasted. She said that not all MEPs attend the Monday meetings, where the European Parliament weekly agenda is voted, because of various obstacles, but that the
practice was to ensure votes come in through talking to MEPs from other parliamentary groups.
According to Iotova, there should have been more efforts on establishing Bulgaria's strategy and tactics on the Mobility Package, as it was clear there would be a great amount of pressure. "We should have looked for more allies and brought round more MEPs in order to protect Bulgarian interests," she noted.