Borissov and von der Leyen discussed EU Recovery Package

They held a phone conversation on Saturday

Ursula von der Leyen and Boyko Borissov..

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and EC President Ursula von der Leyen held a phone talk on Saturday and discussed the revised EC's proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 and the new recovery instrument "Next Generation EU", the two components of the EU Recovery package presented by the Commission on 27 May, the Cabinet's press service said.

The Recovery package will be the main item on the agenda of the forthcoming on 19 June videoconference meeting of the EU leaders.

Saying that the Bulgarian government fully supports the proposal, Prime Minister Borissov thanked for the huge work done by the Commission in preparing it, as given the current situation it is very difficult to design a balanced plan in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19.

PM Borissov pointed out that the MFF in a balanced manner provides funds for Cohesion Policy, Common Agricultural Policy, security and migration, and Just Transition Fund.

Borissov informed von der Leyen about Bulgaria's progress for joining the ERM II and the Banking Union. He underlined that the prudent fiscal policy of the government is among the achievements that the country can be proud of and serve as an example.

According to him, precisely financial stability and discipline are among the main factors Bulgaria to be able to meet the Covid-19 crisis in a good shape and to respond with swift health and socio-economic measures for supporting people and businesses.


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