Ognian Zlatev, EC Representation in Bulgaria: After 10 years of EU membership Bulgaria is well prepared to cope with Europe’s challenges12 January 2018 | 14:00 | FOCUS News Agency
In his words, Bulgaria has taken over the European presidency in a very dynamic geopolitical moment but has the necessary capacity and experience to find solutions. “We have good economic and financial indicators and Bulgaria’s foreign debt is one of the lowest in the Union, these are all prerequisites for economic growth. We also meet the criteria for joining the eurozone – the unemployment rate is low, it is lower than the EU average. Bulgaria will fulfil its commitment to the Western Balkans countries, but it will be up to them to take the necessary steps towards EU membership, as Bulgaria once did," Zlatev commented.
“In the next six months Bulgaria could change its image in the world, it depends entirely on us. The presidency of the Council of the EU is a great opportunity but also a responsibility of all of us. This is the time to present our country as an interesting and unknown place with wonderful nature and excellent investment climate,” he said.
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