Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred in Paris on Tuesday with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace. The Bulgarian Prime Minister voiced hope that Macron, with his youth, energy and experience as finance minister, will pull forward a strong and united Europe. “I believe we had a good conversation about current EU topics, as well as ones related to our EU Council Presidency”, Borissov said. He noted Bulgaria’s efforts for entering “the Eurozone waiting room” and its Schengen accession. “The efforts we have made regarding the migration topic, financial discipline and public finances have been recognized, as well as the reforms we have conducted”, he added. According to the Prime Minister, Bulgaria can be seen as a periphery only in geographical terms, because this country is important for the EU’s integrity, unity, protection and defence. Prime Minister Borissov and President Macron noted the importance to further develop bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the opportunity to implement joint projects.