Iskra Mihaylova, MEP (ALDE/MRF):
I would not worry about funding; the capacity to include a new Member State is there thanks to the option to review the 2021-2027 financial framework
Maria Koleva, Brussels
I hope so, since the summit was rather unique; there has not been a meeting of such nature over the past several years. Bulgaria's EU Presidency identified the integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union (EU) as one of its priorities, and it was only natural that Sofia organised such a summit. The very fact that it took place is a step forward and shows the EU's commitment. The gathering's goal was not to fix deadlines and concrete results. The general timeframe had already been laid out by the Commission's president, while concrete results, as it was pointed out, depend overwhelmingly on the countries themselves.