The Anti-Corruption Bill will be promulgated within 10 days, said Speaker of Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva at the meeting with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Today the Bulgarian Parliament confirmed its adoption, she told the guest.
I am honoured to welcome you to the building of the National Assembly bearing the slogan which inspired the motto of our Presidency, said Tsveta Karayancheva. It is very important for us that you are here at the very beginning of the Presidency so that we can discuss the EU agenda for the next six months, she added.
The Speaker of Parliament assured Jean-Claude Juncker that Bulgarian MPs felt special responsibility for the Parliamentary Dimension. We will work together with the government to make sure that Bulgaria is a constructive and trustworthy partner in the forthcoming key European debates, said Tsveta Karayancheva.
She added that she would continue the current policy towards consensus between the political parties represented in parliament on the issues of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, so that everyone could fully participate in the debates from the European agenda.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker praised highly the organisation of the Bulgarian Presidency and its Parliamentary Dimension. He commended the national Parliament and government for prioritising the integration of the Western Balkans. I am confident that the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU will be successful, said Jean-Claude Juncker and added that the European Commission was prepared to support our country in that.