Borissov: Bulgaria to continue supporting BiH on country’s EU path

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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday that authorities in Sofia will continue supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina on country’s path towards European Union, even though Bulgaria is no longer the Presiding Country of the Council of the EU. 

Borissov called on Austria - which took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU - to continue with the same policy towards the Balkans, which should benefit the entire region.  

Of course, we do not want to interfere with your internal situation. However, after the elections in October, you will have to decide which path you want to take. We will be there for you, and we will keep supporting you on the path towards Europe”, said Borissov after the meeting with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH Denis Zvizdic in Sarajevo.

The Bulgarian PM underlined that the EU paid a lot of attention to cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in the fields of the fight against terrorism and radicalism.

Your neighbors count on you, because having Bosnia and Herzegovina in the EU means putting up a very strong barrier against radical Islam. So, you are important to the EU as well, it is a two-way process”, he said.