Bulgarian PM Petkov meets EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

On Thursday, January 27, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov met the President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

Reportedly, the PM and the chief of the EU commission discussed the Ukraine-Russia crisis. While sharing the words, both prominent leaders further talked about the recovery and resilience plan of Bulgaria.


PM Petkov shared the updates of his visit on social media and stated that he was glad to meet the President of the EU Commission.

During his tour, Petkov also met the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, following the nation’s ambitious government program. Petkov and Metsola discussed their strategies for fully joining the Schengen Area.

Prime Minister Petkov also mentioned about the importance of the European Union’s support and anticipated about the close relations with the EU nations.

Prime Minister thanked Charles Michel, President of the European Council, for a healthy conversation about the country’s response to Ukraine’s situation.

He further expressed his pleasure that the EU welcomed the successful meeting between Bulgaria and North Macedonia.


Reportedly, earlier Prime Minister Petkov met the European Union President in the month of December in Brussels. At that time, he met European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. It was Petkov’s first official international meeting after he took office as the Prime Minister of the nation, on December 13, 2021.