August 20, 2018
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Spain PM meets European Popular Party parliamentary president in Bulgaria

Sofia, May 16 (efe-epa).- The Spanish prime minister on Wednesday met with the parliamentary head of the European Popular Party in Bulgaria to discuss the European Union's future challenges.

Mariano Rajoy, of the Spanish national Popular Party, and Manfred Weber spoke in Sofia ahead of an informal European Council by EU heads of state and government and a meeting by key EPP leaders.

"I agree with the president of the EPP on what path the European project should follow," said Rajoy on his official Twitter account.

On Tuesday, the PM met with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov, who insisted his country had to take further steps to become fully integrated within the EU.

Sofia is to host the EU-Balkan Summit on Thursday, but Rajoy is not scheduled to attend it nor Wednesday's EPP meeting due to the presence of Kosovan delegates.

The Spanish government has insisted that it cannot take part in meetings with representatives from a territory that it does not recognize as a state.

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