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PRIME MINISTER BOYKO BORISSOV: AFTER THE END OF THE BULGARIAN PRESIDENCY, WE ALL AGAIN SHARE THE SAME OPINION ON THE WESTERN BALKANS

10.07.2018

 

"The fact that two weeks after the end of our Presidency today in London we all again discuss the subject of the Western Balkans, is to the merit of the Presidency, of convincing our colleagues." This was stated by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov after the plenary session at the Berlin Process Summit in London. According to him, Bulgaria was invited to participate in this forum particularly because of its efforts in the recent months to launch a number of infrastructure projects in the region. Boyko Borissov added that Bulgaria could soon receive an invitation to host the Berlin Process initiative. "Everybody is praising Bulgaria at the moment. We gave a soul to the Berlin process, all leaders say. We served as a role model by signing the good neighbourly relations treaty with Macedonia,” the Bulgarian Prime Minister noted.


 
The topic of migration and security, as well as the fight against terrorism, were also among the highlights of the plenary debates. "It is important that those countries, where there is a mixed population, on the path to the EU actually integrate in order to fight radical Islam," Prime Minister Borissov explained.


 
The issue of security at the EU's external borders was also in the focus of the London discussions. "With Chancellor Kurz we discussed how to solve faster the issue of granting asylum to refugees," added the Bulgarian Prime Minister. According to him, all Member States should continue to help each other in their efforts to limit the migration flow.