Bulgarian ministers to present the Presidency's priorities before the European Parliament committees

09.01.2018

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Bulgarian government ministers will present the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in their respective areas of responsibility at hearings in the European Parliament committees. The hearings, which will take place during the first and third weeks of January, are a standard procedure at the start of each Presidency.

Together with the address of the Bulgarian Prime Minister to the European Parliament plenary, the hearings form part of the interinstitutional dialogue between the Council and the European Parliament. They are also a sign of transparency, accountability and a readiness to work together in the name of the EU's 500 million citizens.

The first ministers to take to the stage will be Ms Tsetska Tsacheva, Minister for Justice, and Mr Valentin Radev, Minister for the Interior. They will both speak before representatives of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the morning of 11 January 2018. Their colleagues will follow from 22 to 25 January.

All hearings will be broadcast live on the website of the European Parliament. Information will also be available on Twitter @EU2018BG.

The full schedule of the meetings is here:

11 January 2018

  • Valentin Radev, Minister of Interior, LIBE (09:00 - 10:30)
  • Tsetska Tsacheva, Minister of Justice, LIBE (09:00 - 10:30)

22 January 2018

  • Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy, INTA (15:00)
  • Monika Panayotova, Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, AFCO (16:00)

23 January 2018

  • Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy, IMCO (09:00 - 10:30)
  • Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, IMCO (09:00 - 10:30)
  • Krasimir Valchev, Minister of Education and Science, CULT (10:00 - 11:30)
  • Krasen Kralev, Minister of Youth and Sports, CULT (10:00 - 11:30)
  • Boil Banov, Minister of Cuture, CULT (10:00 - 11:30)
  • Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, TRAN (11:00 - 12:00)
  • Biser Petkov, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, EMPL (14:30 - 16:00)
  • Rumen Porodzanov, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, AGRI (14:30 - 16:00)
  • Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy, ITRE (14:30 - 16:30)
  • Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy, ITRE (15:00)
  • Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, ITRE (14:30 - 16:30)
  • Krasimir Valchev, Minister of Education and Science, ITRE (14:30 - 16:30)
  • Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for the Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs, AFET (15:00)

24 January 2018

  • Vladislav Goranov, Minister of Finance, ECON (11:00 - 12:30)
  • Neno Dimov, Minister of Environment and Water, ENVI (11:00 - 12:30)
  • Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for the Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs, DEVE (14:30 - 16:00)
  • Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister, REGI (15:00 - 16:30)
  • Rumen Porodzanov, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, PECH (15:15 - 16:30)
  • Biser Petkov, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, FEMM (09:00 - 10:00)

25 January 2018

  • Кiril Ananiev, Minister of Health, ENVI (10:30 - 11:30)

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