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On Thursday, European Union Ambassador to the Council of Europe, Meglena Kuneva was awarded the insignia of Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite. The decoration ceremony took place in Sofia, where the French Ambassador to Bulgaria, Eric Lebédel took this special occasion to deliver a heartfelt speech about friendship, appreciation and commitment to European values.
"Throughout your prestigious career, you have shown vision, a real commitment to reform and a deep commitment to European values, and you have worked to develop relations between your country and France. It is here that we want to welcome this commitment."
"You have put your enthusiasm, your dynamism, your availability, your commitment, at the service of your fellow citizens, your country, the European Union." Maintainig and nurturing not only the bilateral relationship between Bulgaria and France, but also within the Union, it was a great honor for our Ambassador to receive such a high recognition.