Juncker supports Bulgaria to join the eurozone

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today appreciated the good economic performance of Bulgaria and hoped that this country of the European Union (EU) will soon become member of the eurozone.

Brussels, 8 Nov (EFE). - The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, valued today the good economic results of Bulgaria and trusted that country of the European Union (EU) soon to become a member of the eurozone.

Following a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Juncker said at a press conference that he "admires" the performance of Bulgaria in the economic and public finances of that country, whose public debt stands at 29%, compared to "many of the countries in the euro zone, which are above 60%", He said.

Juncker considered that Bulgaria "is ready" to be a member of the euro and assured that if he applies for membership, he will support it.

The last member state to adopt the currency The only one was Lithuania, in 2015, so that currently there are 19 member countries of the Eurozone.

For his part, the Bulgarian prime minister, who will hold the semiannual presidency of the EU Council from next January, said that his country "strictly follows" the Maastricht convergence criteria on budget deficit and public debt.

For another He explained that among the priorities of the future European presidency are "stability, competitiveness, security, immigration, cybersecurity and the market digital. "

He also indicated that Bulgaria has proposed to bring the countries of the Western Balkans closer to the EU during its term of office, and with this objective has convened the next 15 May a summit between the community and Balkan leaders in Sofia, to address the issue.

In that sense Juncker said that, in his opinion, Serbia and Montenegro "will be members of the EU before 2025. "

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