The new initiative of the Bulgarian School of Politics and the EC Representation in Bulgaria – “European Debates” – started with a lecture of Kristalina Georgieva – European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. The event took place on 4th February and the hall of the EC Info Center in Sofia was too small for gathering BSoP graduates who wished to participate into the discussion. During her presentation “Into a changing world”, Kristalina Georgieva focused on the prevention of crises and disasters and expressed her hopes that the European countries would make more efforts in this field.
The questions to the Commissioner were related to the world hotspots, operation of the European Commission, cooperation with NATO and of course – Bulgaria. Our main weakness as Bulgarians is that we tend to focus on small talks rather than on topics which push us ahead. Our children become less literate and this is a problem on which we all should think about, highlighted Kristalina Georgieva during the discussion. According to her, it is very important for our country to set its priorities for development and to choose a growth model that unifies us.