Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has called a meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security for November 20, to discuss current risks and threats to national security, his office said on November 5.
The council, convened by the head of state, brings together leaders of parties represented in Parliament, cabinet ministers with security and other strategically-important portfolios, interior, defence and intelligence agency chiefs.
The announcement of the meeting made no specific reference to the refugee situation in Bulgaria, which has been the subject of repeated calls recently by politicians for the President to convene the council.
Plevneliev said in late October that he would announce soon a date for the council to meet, adding that he would carefully consider the topics to be discussed, and that these would not be limited to the refugee situation.
President Plevneliev has asked for reports to the council to be delivered by Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev, State Agency for National Security head Vladimir Pisanchev, and the head of the National Intelligence Service, Dragomir Dimitrov.
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