Ognyan Zlatev, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria:
We are trying to suggest to EU membership candidates that it is time for them to step up and start reforming their countries
Nadia Ilieva
EC President Jean-Claude Juncker noted during one of his most recent visits to Sofia on 1 March that Bulgaria has been impressive with the quality of its work during its first ever Presidency of the Council of the EU. Let me point to several examples of what has been accomplished by the Bulgarian diplomacy and administration.