24 blog posts
  • A hard day and night's work to reach a budget for Europe's citizens
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva17 November 2016

    A hard day and night's work to reach a budget for Europe's citizens

    It was a hard day and night's work, to paraphrase the Beatles. But after 18 hours of non-stop negotiations – and several nail-biting moments when it looked as if the night would end in disaster – a deal was finally struck at exactly ten to four in the morning. After all the pressure which had ebbed and flowed through the corridors of the Council building the relief was palpable.
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  • One in eight – in support of those fighting breast cancer
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva24 October 2016

    One in eight – in support of those fighting breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is happening right now, with events across the world to raise consciousness about a terrible blight which affects one in eight women. I lose count of the number of people I know who have had family or friends taken from them by breast cancer. I have as well.
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  • Една от осем – в подкрепа на битката с рака на гърдата
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva24 October 2016

    Една от осем – в подкрепа на битката с рака на гърдата

    Тече Световният месец за борба с рака на гърдата. По целия свят се организират събития, които да насочат общественото внимание към тази болест. И това е важно – една от всеки осем жени се сблъсква с диагнозата "рак на гърдата". Повечето мои познати са губили близък или приятел в борбата с болестта. Губила съм и аз.
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  • When Radha took over my job for an hour
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva14 October 2016

    When Radha took over my job for an hour

    An inspiring young woman came to my office and I handed over my job to her. Ok, it's not something I make a habit of, but on this occasion it was in a very good cause.
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  • Back to work / Обратно на работа
    Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva at work
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva6 October 2016

    Back to work / Обратно на работа

    Less than a week ago I entered the race for the post of United Nations Secretary-General after being asked by my Government to take on the challenge.
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  • Carry light for every child on the move
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva19 September 2016

    Carry light for every child on the move

    I had the great good fortune to meet two wonderful teenagers, Natasha and Minahil, at UNICEF's event "Carry light for every child on the move: a right to be safe, a right to a home".
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  • Когато числата говорят
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva18 September 2016

    Когато числата говорят

    Това беше важна седмица за Европа. Коя ли пък не е, питат се някои от вас. Факт, но понякога човек се губи в морето от информация, която го залива ежедневно, и не успява да си даде сметка за важните неща.
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  • Why the numbers matter
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva18 September 2016

    Why the numbers matter

    It's been an important week for the Europe. When isn't it, I hear you ask! But sometimes it's harder to see just how important when it is obscured by a stream of big-number announcements – the "not being able to see the wood for the trees" effect.
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  • Защо Съединението прави силата
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva6 September 2016

    Защо Съединението прави силата

    Денят на Съединението е специален празник
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  • С новия опит за опетняване на името ми беше премината поредната граница / A red line crossed - A new attempt to smear me
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva31 August 2016

    С новия опит за опетняване на името ми беше премината поредната граница / A red line crossed - A new attempt to smear me

    Тази сутрин станахме свидетели на груб опит за опетняване на името ми и заблуда на нашите граждани. За мое най-голямо съжаление не за първи път страхливци, криещи се в сянката на интернет, се опитват да ме окалят.
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  • The Glass Ceiling
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva5 August 2016

    The Glass Ceiling

    Theresa May and Angela Merkel got there first, but like many in Europe, I was moved when Hillary Clinton stood up and pronounced the "glass ceiling" finally shattered with her nomination as the Democrat candidate for US President.
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  • A 1st birthday for resilience and disaster risk reduction worth celebrating
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva18 March 2016

    A 1st birthday for resilience and disaster risk reduction worth celebrating

    A year has flown by since the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted – and what a year it was for breakthrough agreements, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris deal on climate change. With luck by 2030 we will look back and reflect on how important 2015 was to making our planet more resilient and more sustainable in the face of the multiple and complex challenges it faces.
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  • И в кризите Еврокомисията работи в името на всички европейци
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva4 November 2015

    И в кризите Еврокомисията работи в името на всички европейци

    За по-малко от година планът “Юнкер” се реализира вече в 11 държави, включително и у нас, където 100 млн. евро са на разположение на малкия бизнес.
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  • Emergency Action
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva12 October 2015

    Emergency Action

    Op-ed for Girls' Rights Gazette on Gender Based Violence (GVB) in humanitarian emergencies
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  • In the Belly of the Beast - Building the EU budget
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva14 July 2015

    In the Belly of the Beast - Building the EU budget

    This evening we start the first 'trilogue' discussions on the EU budget for 2016, with EU Member States and the Parliament. They are ready to negotiate now following their deliberations on the Commission proposal that I presented in late May.
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  • Обществото иска промяна - нека направим каквото зависи от нас
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva28 April 2015

    Обществото иска промяна - нека направим каквото зависи от нас

    Преди десет години на днешната дата, 25-ти април, България подписа договора си за присъединяване към Европейския съюз. Ползите за страната ни бяха осезаеми – само през следващите две години преките чуждестранни инвестиции скочиха от 4 на близо 14 млрд. долара. Към тях се добавиха и еврофондовете, които рязко подобриха инфраструктурата в страната. Пример е пътната мрежа - за тези десет години тя нарасна с над 1 000 км нови или значително подобрени пътища.
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  • EU Statement to World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva14 March 2015

    EU Statement to World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    Read the statement of the European Union and its Member States to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which I delivered in Sendai, Japan on Saturday, 14th March
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  • Planting the seeds for a safer future
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva13 March 2015

    Planting the seeds for a safer future

    I just returned to Sendai in Japan to attend the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. I have been invited by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as one of three UN Global Champions for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), along with former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, and former President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
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  • Да сложим къщата си в ред
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva6 March 2015

    Да сложим къщата си в ред

    Чували ли сте за Европейския ден за равното заплащане? Той показва колко дълго през годината жените работят "безплатно", предвид факта, че те все още получават средно с 16% по-малко от мъжете (в ЕС, бел.ред).
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  • Gender equality: Let's get our house in order
    Published by Kristalina Georgieva6 March 2015

    Gender equality: Let's get our house in order

    Have you heard of European Equal Pay Day? It shows how long into the year women work "for free", given that they still earn around 16% less on average than men.
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