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Joint Press Release: Bilateral meeting between Minister Åsa Regnér and Minister Ivailo Kalfin


On 9 September Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality met with Bulgarian Minister Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy to discuss the possibilities to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on social issues related to vulnerable citizens.

The ministers expressed readiness to step up the common action in the field of Social Policy, through exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices to enhance the lives of citizens in both countries. The proposed collaboration should have a special focus on gender equality and target the population groups most at risk, children from poor families in difficult circumstances, people with disabilities as well as women and girls at risk of being abused. 

Officials from respective Ministries will start working on a common agreement with the aim to focus on specific areas of cooperation and target groups. The purpose is to establish a long term cooperation mechanism while at the same time achieving short term results in improving the lives of the most vulnerable ones.

Finally, Minister Kalfin invited Minister Regnér to visit Bulgaria. State Secretary Pernilla Baralt will also visit Bulgaria before the end of this year.


Joanna Abrahamsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00