The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU will Start Officially Today



The Presidency is responsible for the preparation, coordination and leadership of the meetings of the Council of the EU and its supporting bodies and structures.

The first Bulgarian rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be officially opened today (January 11). Bulgaria’s Premier Boyko Borissov will hold a working meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk before the official opening. The priorities during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and some of the programme of the Estonia-Bulgaria-Austria trio such as the European Perspective of the Western Balkans, cohesion policy, security and stability of the EU, digital economy and the future of Europe and its young people will be in the focus of this meeting.

An interactive exhibition featuring Bulgaria’s historical and cultural heritage has been launched in front of the Ivan Vazov National Theater in Sofia before the official opening of the Bulgarian Presidency. By means of the latest technology the exhibition illustrates with photography and paintings of celebrated Bulgarian artists the mysticism of the Bulgarian lands, the millennial history if this country, its religion and various architectural monuments of Christian art.

Over the next 6 months, Bulgaria will host more than 460 meetings and events. More than 25 thousand guests will visit our country.