(Berlin breakthrough) EU presidency relieved
Friday, January 12, 2018
The nation that holds the rotating European Union presidency has welcomed the tentative deal to form a grand coalition in Germany and said Chancellor Angela Merkel would be the key player in all major upcoming decisions.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told reporters he hoped the final details would be settled soon and "that this process will come to an end soon because it will be for the benefit of all.''
Borissov's comments reflect the growing unease among Germany's EU partners as the coalition talks dragged on for months.
Borissov will be dealing with numerous political issues during his six months in charge, ranging from migrants to Poland's fight with the European Commission.
He said that "all the topics that we raise also depend on the cooperation with Chancellor Merkel ... We are waiting for this quite impatiently.''-AP