National recovery and resilience plans: Modernisation, solidarity and power

The national recovery and resilience plans are an investment in the modernisation, solidarity and joint power and future of the EU, President Rumen Radev said. He and other leaders of EU Member States were participating in Thursday's videoconference meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel, the president's press secretariat said.

Radev pointed out that the Bulgarian recovery and resilience plan is in the process of preparation and will be presented in July.

The talk, at the initiative of Michel, is part of the preparations for the regular meeting of the European Council, to be held on 24-25 June in Brussels. The subjects discussed included the measures for economic revival following the pandemic, and migration.

Although the pandemic has not passed yet, European response forces in times of crisis have to be strengthened and the stability of health systems of member countries should be improved, Radev said.

The President also expressed Bulgaria's desire to donate vaccines to the Republic of North Macedonia and called for easing the procedures in that respect.

Bulgaria pays special attention to the external dimension of migration as an important pillar of the EU's overall approach in this field, the head of state also said, hailing the deepening cooperation with countries in regions neighbouring Europe.

Radev added that the EU still needs a plan for response in case of rapid migration influx.

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