Government of Bulgaria
Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev received Tuesday Cardinal Marcello Semeraro of the Vatican to discuss with him bilateral relations and their activation in recent years, the Foreign Ministry said.
Stoev welcomed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to Bulgaria, underscoring the shared values based on
faith, humanism, justice and mercy.
A working meeting with the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova and her team was held in the Council of Ministers on June 29. "We addressed the problems we find in the distribution of European funds in the country, which directly affects its development," caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds Atanas Pekanov said.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who attended a two-day European Council meeting in Brussels, told Bulgarian journalists here on Friday that he supports a proposal by France and Germany for a summit between the EU and Russia. "I strongly supported and welcomed this initiative to update the strategy on EU-Russia relations," he noted.