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AmCham EU meets with Bulgarian leaders ahead of EU Presidency

9 Oct 2017

The AmCham EU Presidency Group travelled to Sofia, Bulgaria from 1 – 3 October for a series of meetings ahead of the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, commencing on 1 January 2018. 

In a country with 60,000 people employed by American affiliates, ministers recognised the role American business has played in stabilising the Western Balkan region. The delegation met with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov who outlined the Bulgarian Presidency priorities: Consensus, Competitiveness and Cohesion. He reiterated Bulgaria’s commitment to the EU and support for the transatlantic relationship.

Meetings also held with: 

Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister;

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister;

Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency;

Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister for Transport, IT and Communications;

Boil Banov, Minister for Culture;

The Honorable Eric Rubin, US Ambassador to Bulgaria

Atanska Nikolova, The Deputy Minister for the Environment and Water;

 The Deputy Minister for the Economy Lachezar Borisov;

Lidiya Neitcheva, Acting Minister for Healthcare;

Zhecho Stankov, Deputy Minister for Energy;

Marinela Patrova, Deputy Minister for Finance;

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Deputy Chair of GERB and Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Interior Affairs and Security

and The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum.