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Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, European Studies Department, “Jean Monnet” Center of Excellence with the support of “Erasmus plus” program and “Hanns Seidel” Foundation organise: United We Stand Strong, Fifth International Conference
On 1 January 2018 Bulgaria took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union in a complicated and dynamic period, when important decisions are to be made. As a head of the rotating Presidency Bulgaria aims to achieve its set of goals through three easy-to-remember approaches, that comprise the three most salient areas for the future of the EU. They have become popular as the three “C”: consensus – competitiveness – cohesion. Competitiveness is crucial for the economic prosperity of citizens; cohesion is a precondition for a socially stable European Union, while consensus is necessary for the unity and progress of the EU. We shall not forget the forth “C” that stands for culture since culture is what distinguishes Europe as a hallmark for civilization.
The motto of the Bulgaria presidency “United we stand strong” is also the title of the Fifth international conference of the European Studies Department. The main aim of the conference is to contribute to the priorities of the Presidency: [...]
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Today the minister, responsible for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018, Mrs. Liliana Pavlova, publicly presented the position of Bulgaria on the political priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency. They are based on the concept of the “Three Cs”- competitiveness, cohesion, culture”, elaborated by Prof. Ingrid Shikova.
Information about the public position can be found in the Bulgarian media here and here.
The concept, elaborated by Prof. Ingrid Shikova can be accessed in the weekly analytical commentaries, published by our CoE project team members – here.
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Will Brexit have a domino effect on the EU or the opposite - consolidate the Union further? See the various expert positions on the topic in the commentary on the Bulgarian National television
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What is the future of the EU and is there an alternative to multi-speed Europe? Prof. Ingrid Shikova discusses the topic on TV Evropa
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Who will take UK's role as a constructive critic of EU policies after Brexit? How will the EU commemorate the anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and what is the objective of the March for Europe? See in Prof. I. Shikova's interview for Bloomberg TV.
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We should not be relieved that Geert Wilders ranked second in the Dutch elections. Europe is a daily fight, a daily effort for unity". You can find out more in Prof. I. Shikova's interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.
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The perspectives for the European Union and the preparation of the Bulgarian Presidency 2018 were the topics of a public discussion organized by PanEuropa and the EC Representation in Bulgaria. Among the speakers were also representatives of the Dept. of EU Studies at Sofia University - Prof. I. Shikova and Stefan Radov, student.
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The role of Jean-Claude Junker’s annual speech at the EP and the summit in Bratislava
Prof. Ingrid Shikova comments on the annual speech of European Commission President Junker and the expectations towards Europe. More in the audio file here.
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A conversation on the occasion of Bulgaria's 10 years of EU membership with Prof. Ingrid Shikova upon the initiative of the civil society network MoveBG.
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Malta - a small member state at the helm of the EU at troublesome times. Prof. Ingrid Shikova comments for Bulgarian National Radio. More in the audio file here.