#Romania2019.eu/Negoita: Citizens would live better in EU if decentralization and subsidiarity became reality

President of the Romanian delegation to the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Robert Negoita on Thursday told a press conference held on the sidelines of the 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities that European citizens would live better lives if decentralization and subsidiarity "became reality." "Decentralization and subsidiarity are very important objectives that we promote, but we

A surprise in the presidential system package?

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) wants a unitary presidential system. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has emphasized this numerous times. Parliamentary Constitution Committee head Mustafa Şentop said it one more time the other day. The proposal will be for the unitary, not a federal, presidential system. 

EC Approves 4 New Promotion Programmes for Bulgarian Agri Products

The European Commission has approved four Bulgarian programmes to promote several of the country's agricultural products both inside and outside the EU.

Four Bulgarian beneficiaries stand to receive a total of EUR 5.53 M in EU co-finaincing over three years to promote fresh fruit and vegetables, wines and spirits produced by their members.

Bulgaria Contributes EUR 50,000 to EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 50,000 to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, which seeks to tackle the root causes of migration.

The EUR 1.8 B fund, which was launched by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday, is aimed at providing stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.

Government spokesperson denies plans for elections

Government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili denied rumours that the elections would be held any time soon, adding that talks of elections was not beneficial. In a written statement Gerovasili said the government’s priority was to complete a deal with EU institutions and to implements the July 12 EU-19 Summit agreement.

EU Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic to Visit Bulgaria on September 15

European Commission Vice-President in charge of Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is to visit Bulgaria on September 15.

The visit of Sefcovic to Bulgaria will be part of his Energy Union Tour, which was launched in May.

During the tour, he is visiting the member states of the EU to present the benefits of the union to each country.