With Ankara's stance seen as nothing but an effort to buy time with no real intention for a candid dialogue, Athens is expected to insist on a hard line in favor of sanctions during the upcoming European Council on December 10 and 11.
According to Athens, Ankara's behavior over the previous five days in particular leaves no room for optimism.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a video conference talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, during which he underlined Romania's major interest in deepening Romanian-German cooperation, especially on the economic dimension, informs a Government press release.
BGN 755 million is envisioned in the Recovery and Sustainability Plan, funded by the European Union. The target is a program for the reform of long-term care for the elderly. This was announced by Minister of Labor and Social Policies Denitsa Sacheva during the debates on the fourth pillar of the plan - "Fair Bulgaria".