The Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Media, by Georgi Gotev
February 12, 2018
The priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of EU are driven by its motto: 'United we stand strong', which is also the slogan of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria. The presidency will work with its partners on unity among the member states and the EU institutions to provide concrete solutions to build a stronger, more secure and solidary Europe.
During the next 6 months (1 January - 30 June 2018), the presidency will focus on four key areas: future of Europe and young people, Western Balkans, security and stability and digital economy.
Georgi Gotev is senior editor of EurActiv since 2008. A Bulgarian and Belgian national with a background in journalism and diplomacy, he was a member of the team of five diplomats which in 1993 opened Bulgaria’s first mission to the European Communities. Since 1998, he has been covering his country’s accession and EU enlargement for various Bulgarian and international media. In 2007-2008, he was the spokesperson for the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe.