EU issues and bilateral cooperation
The meeting was another opportunity, after the recent visit of Prime Minister Beata Szydło to Sofia, to intensify Polish-Bulgarian political and economic relations. An important point on the agenda was the presidency of Bulgaria in the Council of the EU, which will begin in January 2018. Beata Szydło and Rumen Radev discussed the migration policy of the European Union and the issues related to negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the EU. The key issue for Poland is that the EU budget should reflect its current priorities, retaining a strong focus on traditional policies generating substantial benefits for the entire European economy. Other topics discussed included defence cooperation, energy security and regional cooperation.
Visit of the President of Bulgaria to Poland
During his two-day visit to Poland, the Bulgarian President met with the President of Poland, the Sejm Marshal and the Deputy Marshal of the Senate. Along with President Andrzej Duda who had invited him to Poland, Rumen Radev took part in the Polish-Bulgarian Economic Forum.