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Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)


Bulgaria - Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Date of birth : , Sofia



Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
Delegation for relations with Japan


Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Delegation for relations with the United States

Most recent activities

Organic production: date of application and certain other dates (C9-0286/2020)

Written explanations of vote

. – The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related public health crisis presents an unprecedented challenge to the Member States and puts a heavy burden on national authorities and organic operators. The crisis has also created extraordinary circumstances that demand a substantial adaptation of the organic sector in terms of production, marketing, controls and international trade that could not reasonably have been anticipated at the time of adoption of Regulation (EU) 2018/848. In order to ensure the smooth functioning of the internal market, to provide legal certainty to all organic operators, and to avoid potential market disruption, it is necessary to defer the date of application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2018/848 by one year. That is the reason why I supported this report.

Digital Finance: emerging risks in crypto-assets - regulatory and supervisory challenges in the area of financial services, institutions and markets (A9-0161/2020 - Ondřej Kovařík)

Written explanations of vote

. – Embracing digital finance will contribute to the overall digital transformation of our economy and society. This would bring significant benefits to both consumers and businesses. The COVID crisis has shown that digital finance will continue to grow in both size and importance within the EU economy.
I supported the report as it aims to put forward a legislative proposal for Crypto-Assets, which provides legal certainty for the treatment of Crypto-Assets while ensuring high standard of consumer and investor protection, market integrity and financial stability.

Further development of the Capital Markets Union (CMU): improving access to capital market finance, in particular by SMEs, and further enabling retail investor participation (A9-0155/2020 - Isabel Benjumea Benjumea)

Written explanations of vote

. – The Capital Markets Union is the EU’s plan to create a truly single market for capital across the EU. A fully functioning and integrated market for capital will allow the EU’s economy to grow in a sustainable way and to be more competitive. I strongly believe that an economically stronger Europe will better serve its citizens and help the EU play a stronger role on the global stage and that is why I supported the report. It calls for the removal of barriers and red tape, where appropriate, including the simplification and more proportional application of legislation, with a particular focus on SMEs. The focus on SMEs is to promote their ability to access equity markets, and to access more diverse, longer-term and more competitive investment opportunities for retail and large investors.