Bulgaria’s Security Council Sets Strategic EU Membership Priorities

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Security Council Sets Strategic EU Membership Priorities Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. Photo by BGNES.

The Consultative Council for National Security has unanimously adopted Bulgaria’s strategic priorities in the context of the EC partnership agreement in the period 2014-2020.

CCNS members were unanimous that the draft partnership agreement complies with the National Development Program: Bulgaria 2020 and the Europe 2020 strategy.

In line with the Europe 2020 strategy and the National Development Program: Bulgaria 2020 , the Partnership Agreement sets out four strategic priorities for EU structural and investment funds for the period 2014 – 2020.

First priority concerns education, training and employment for inclusive growth, which includes the sub-priorities employment and labor mobility, social inclusion and education, training and lifelong learning.

The second strategic priority addresses the research, innovation and investment in intellectual growth, which comprises the following sub-priorities: enhancing competitiveness and resource efficiency of SMEs, research and development, innovation, access to and use of information and communications technology.

Priority #3 treats green economy for sustainable development, which includes the sub-priorities of connectivity (external and internal), transition to low-carbon economy, energy and resource efficiency, climate and climate change, prevention and risk management, environment and conservation of natural heritage.

Priority #4 is about the good governance and access to quality public services, covering the sub-priorities of administrative efficiency and quality judicial system, access to quality public services and effective implementation of e-governance and e-justice.

The Consultative Council for National Security was entitled "Strategic Priorities for Bulgaria in the context of the partnership agreement with the European Commission in the period 2014-2020” and was called by President Rosen Plevneliev on Tuesday.

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