The participants in Tuesday's meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security with the head of State agreed that the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council in the context of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is a great responsibility but it also offers significant opportunities for Bulgaria in several very important directions, President Rumen Radev told journalists after the meeting. The first direction is the effective management of the processes of building the common European defence, he specified.
The head of State convened the Consultative Council on National Security to discuss Bulgaria's role in the development of the EU in the context of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency. The meeting continued for over four hours.
Radev also told journalists that outside of the Consultative Council, the participants in the meeting discussed the alarming increase in the number of serious criminal offences. "The Interior Ministry is making all efforts to solve these crimes. We agreed on the position that better coordination between institutions is necessary," he said.