At the conference on the regional and European integration of the Western Balkans, taking place in Sofia, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci stated that the region has never been better positioned for strengthening their shared process of integration into the EU. In his statement Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev focused on the need to unite the national economies in the Western Balkans so they may be able to participate in other markets together. Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic declared that in its own European integration efforts, her country also firmly supports the efforts of Albania and Macedonia to this end. The president of Montenegro on his part called for speeding up the process of the region’s accession to the EU. The participants agreed that as the infrastructure develops, especially with the construction of Pan-European corridors 8 and 10, relations with the EU will deepen.
The Muslim denomination in Bulgaria has expressed its concern over the Lukov March that took place in Sofia on February 17. According to the Grand Mufti's Office the march has become a procession of hatred against various religious and ethnic groups..
Hungary will always support cooperation between Bulgaria and Turkey, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a statement after his meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He added that the focus of talks were not bilateral ties but..
Following talks in Sofia with the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva, his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov stated that unlike many countries in Europe Bulgaria is not burdened with problems with Africa in the past..