Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the role of Bulgaria17 January 2019, House of Europe
“Convergence, common European value”. This is the motto of Romania’s Preidency of the EU Council, which will last for the following 6 months, and was the topic of the discussion organized by PanEurope, Romania’s Embassy in Bulgaria, Bulgaria’s Presidency of the EU Council and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. During the discussion, the Ambassador of Romania to Bulgaria, H.E. Ion Gâlea, presented the four pillars of the Presidency’s program: Europe of Convergence, A safer Europe, Europe as a stronger global actor and Europe of common values. The Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council 2018, Ms. Lilyana Pavlova focused on Bulgaria’s achievements during its Presidency of the EU Council, the continuity with the new Trio and the challenges facing the EU in the eve of the European Parliamentary elections.