On July 7, 2017, from 09:30 to 12:00, the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria hosted Atlantic Discussions at the Central Military Club, Sofia, Concert Hall.

During the first part, a discussion was held with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov, on the topic “Transatlantic connection during the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU.” During the event, Boyko Borissov discussed key topics related to Bulgaria’s strategic priorities through the prism of transatlantic relations and the upcoming Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU.

This was the first large-scale discussion with the Bulgarian Prime Minister on transatlantic relations during the Bulgarian EU presidency.

During the second part of the event a public lecture was held by HE Eric Rubin, US Ambassador to Bulgaria, on “Bulgarian-American Cooperation: The Way Forward”. N.Pr. Eric Rubin discusses the prospects for America and Bulgaria to develop mutual cooperation.

This was the first large-scale public event of Ambassador Rubin after the election of the new parliament and the new government of Bulgaria.

The moderator of the Atlantic Discussions was Dr. Solomon Passy – President of the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria.