During the presentation of European Presidency priorities, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel underscored Bulgaria's position in essential global institutions. Stressing Bulgaria's rightful place in Schengen, the Eurozone, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Gabriel highlighted their significance during the event.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel extended gratitude to the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council for their collaborative efforts facilitating Bulgaria's Schengen accession. With Belgium gearing up to assume the EU Presidency, Gabriel welcomed and highlighted the six key priorities laid out by the incoming leadership.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Mariya Gabriel, expressed gratitude to the collective efforts that propelled Bulgaria into the Schengen agreement for air and sea borders. Highlighting Bulgaria's pivotal role in safeguarding the European Union's external boundaries, Gabriel emphasized the country's robust border control system, reinforcing EU security.