No sign that Bulgarians exploit UK social system, President Plevneliev says

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There is nothing to indicate that Bulgarians have been exploiting the social welfare system in the United Kingdom, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said while on an official visit to London.

The UK has taken on a firm commitment to act in line with the establishment of the European free market and observe EU citizens’ rights to the freedom of movement in the union.

This became clear after Plevneliev held a meeting with UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, the President’s office said.

“The British show an understanding towards us, displaying a good partnership attitude and very soon even the few problems which have not yet been resolved will be resolved,” Plevneliev told reporters in London.

From left: Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, UK foreign secretary William Hague, UK ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen, Bulgarian ambassador to the UK Konstantin Dimitrov. Photo: president.bg

From left: Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, UK foreign secretary William Hague, UK ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen, Bulgarian ambassador to the UK Konstantin Dimitrov.  Photo: president.bg

Plevneliev highly appreciated the initiative launched by the institutions in the two countries to jointly set up a mechanism to deal with any draining of the British social system, if is was proven that this was happening.

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* During his visit to the UK, Plevneliev was interviewed by the BBC’s HARDtalk programme. To watch the interview, please click here.

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