French President Emmanuel Macron was welcomed by his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev at the Evksinograd residence in Varna on Friday, on what was the last leg of his eastern Europe tour. The French president criticised Poland, stating that it was isolating itself and moving away from the EU on various issues, but stressed that Europe could benefit from these developments. «I think the position... Еще of a state [Poland] that decides to stay isolated from the actual European order doesn't harm the construction of an ambitious project. Even the opposite,» he said. «I think the declaration of the Polish prime minister yesterday shows a new fault in the Polish strategy and shows how this country is positioning itself in the past, present and the future of Europe,» Macron stated.