Plevneliev in Sarajevo: European countries must be guided by rule of law

European countries are faced with a choice and have to take the right decision, whether to be guided in their relations by the rule of law or rely, as in the past, on policy driven by interests, Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev said in Sarajevo on July 3.

During his visit to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Plevneliev was given the “European Personality of the Year in Southeastern and Central Europe” 2015 award for his “outstanding contribution to the stabilization and improvement of relations between European countries and particularly between neighbours in the Balkans”.

In previous years, the award has been conferred on Poland’s then-president Bronislaw Komorowski, the president of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic and the president of Croatia from 2010 to 2015, Ivo Josipovic.

“Every country and every nation in the Balkans can and must contribute to achieving our common goal – the establishment of the Southeast Europe as a region of peace, economic growth and shared democratic values,” Plevneliev said.

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