REFLECTIONS ON THE BULGARIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE EU IN 2018 IN THE MEDIA
This paper present Bulgarian presidency of the European Union on 1st January to 30 June 2018, policy and good practice on EU. For our country, this is an honor, but a great responsibility. For six months, Bulgaria will be a major driver of the Union’s agenda, combining the functions of an honest mediator, political leader, representative and coordinator. The aim of the Presidency is to meet the real needs of European citizens, to turn challenges into opportunities. Europe now needs more: security (because the migration crisis and terrorist acts in recent years have shown how vulnerable it is), solidarity (because the main challenges affect all Member States and can only be resolved by common action, not national or local level), stability (because citizens want to know that the European Union takes care of their prosperity and prosperity). The government is opting for consensus, competitiveness, cohesion to achieve the goals, and a successful presidency.