It’s quite an ambition to put innovations and youth high in the agenda of the EU, this is such an acknowledgement for Bulgaria. This was the first comment of the Bulgarian EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel after the President-elect of the European commission presented her team of commissioners for the next 5 years. Gabriel received the ‘Innovation and Youth’ portfolio.
Mariya Gabriel congratulater Von der Leyen on her bravery to combine the so-called “golden triangle” – science, business and education in one portfolio. “This is such an acknowledgement for Bulgaria. The reason is that during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU the work on several records has been finalized. For me it was very important that my new portfolio corresponds with what we have done in the digital sphere”, continued Mariya Gabriel.