At this critical moment for Europe and the
SEE region, Bulgaria took over, for the third
time, the chairmanship of the South-East
European Cooperation Process for the period of
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. Under the slogan
“SEECP – a key to regional cooperation over
the past 20 years”, the Chairmanship aims at
promoting constructive dialogue and cooperation
among the SEECP participants in order to raise
the effectiveness and visibility of the regional
initiative among the international partners.
In terms of the collision between European
integration and growing nationalism, it is
our responsibility to defend the European idea
by guaranteeing the stability and territorial
integrity of the countries in the region. The
South-East European Cooperation Process is
the proper format for reaching such ambitious
perspectives for the benefit of all our friends in
the region.