Bulgarian EU Presidency agenda lists European perspective and connectivity of the Western Balkans among the priorities of its forthcoming Presidency which starts on 1 January 2018. The Bulgarian agenda reads:
When talking about united Europe, we should not forget that the Western Balkans need a clear European perspective and connectivity between them and with the member states.
The ambition of the Bulgarian Presidency is to achieve a clear action plan with each of the countries, without creating unrealistic expectations, but with concrete steps. This is the way to have long lasting peace, security and prosperity in the region.
The goal is to provide connectivity to the Western Balkan countries – transport, air, energy, educational and digital. Bulgaria invests consequent efforts in this direction, for example by promoting the digital policies of the EU among the countries in the Western Balkans through gradual reduction of roaming charges and by increasing the possibilities for broadband internet access.
Read the full agenda and priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency here