As of 1st January 2018, Bulgaria is taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU. Up until June, the country will host a number of forums, focusing on priority spheres like security, enlargement of the EU
in the direction of the Western Balkans, good neighbourhood and regional cooperation, speeding up the process of building a digital single market.
Bulgaria’s agenda over the coming six months will also include continuing the cohesion policy as an important tool for economic growth and a fair distribution of funds among the member countries.
The Bulgarian Presidency calendar features 25 main high-level events, more than 200 political events at an expert level, 6 parliamentary events and 12 informal councils. The EU’s enlargement policy will be a key priority for this country. It is connected with the adoption of a final document at the scheduled summit in Sofia, to confirm the political will of the European Union for the integration of the Western Balkans.