End of Bulgarian Presidency:A European Spirit of Bulgaria
Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comments on the end of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union:
"With the end of the Bulgarian Presidency, the attention of the European Institutions will move away from Bulgaria once again. We Greens however, will continue to monitor the situation in Bulgaria, be it on Pirin, on media freedom or corruption. The Bulgarian Presidency, despite difficult circumstances, has managed to achieve progress on difficult energy files, which has been a great success. I hope that the legacy of the Presidency will be to take some of that spirit of European cooperation and turn it into reforms back home. Bulgaria belongs in Europe, as does media pluralism, environmental protection and good governance. If there can be a boost in this direction for Bulgaria, then the Presidency will have been a great success."