29 May 2012 | 09:09
Welcome again to the Presidency. Today's topic, simply put, is “Bulgaria 2020 - national priorities in education and science”. If Bulgaria wants to develop, it must position itself on the path of ideas. In the 21st century, the most powerful tool of production is human knowledge. The theme of this task, namely – “Bulgaria 2020 Vision - national priorities in science and education” is a logical continuation of the debate that started in the past few months in the Presidential institution. The focus there has been on issues of economic development and competitiveness and priority targeting of investment.

27 May 2012 | 20:08
Governments should spend according to what they have, but not as much as they want. This is the way to achieve a better balance between measures to curb spending and to promote economic growth, President Rosen Plevneliev said in an interview with CNN World Report, broadcast on May 26. To make progress, first you must have stability, the President said. In his words, Bulgaria's macro-economic stability achieved in recent years is the basis for sustainable growth. However, it is the result of much effort and structural reforms.

25 May 2012 | 16:04
During his visit to Italy, President Rosen Plevneliev spoke for more than an hour with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. Bulgaria and Italy have very similar long-term priorities and share the necessary measures to overcome the crisis in Europe. These include carrying out the necessary structural reforms, implementing programmes to reduce youth unemployment in Europe, to support innovation and small and medium enterprises.

25 May 2012 | 14:02
“I express my warm gratitude to the Czech Republic for its European attitude towards the Bulgarian community and the assistance that it provides in the implementation of cultural and educational projects,” Vice President Margarita Popova said today at a meeting with Milan Št?ch, chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic.

24 May 2012 | 18:06
Bilateral co-operation between Bulgaria and the Czech Republic is a wonderful way for the two countries to overcome the consequences of the economic and financial crisis. This view was shared by Vice President Margarita Popova and Miroslava N?mcová, Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament of the Czech Republic, at a meeting. The Vice President is on a working visit to the Czech Republic, where she will participate in the traditional gatherings of the Bulgarians in Central Europe.