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Boyko Borissov: During the Presidency of the Council of the EU Bulgaria will remain strongly committed to preparing the countries from the Western Balkans for membership
12 July 2017
The preparation for membership in the EU of the countries from the Western Balkans will be one of the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency, when in the beginning of next year the country takes over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. We are currently strongly committed with this process because within Europe no empty spaces can be left, we will use the opportunities of the Presidency so as to support to a higher degree the preparation of the candidate states and I hope to also help the member states and European institutions with our knowledge about the processes on the Balkans. This was said by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in front of the leaders from the Berlin Process, who held their 4th summit in Trieste. The Bulgarian Prime Minister participated in a plenary dinner that summarized the discussions from the meeting on the personal invitation from his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, host of the event.
Prime Minister Borissov was cordially greeted by Prime Minister Gentiloni as a special guest, whose help it will be relied on during the upcoming Presidency.
In his speech in front of the leaders, Borissov put the focus on the connectivity among the countries from the Western Balkans that strive for membership in the EU and the rest of the countries on the continent. According to him, connectivity will not only contribute to the development of economic ties but also to building trust among the countries and their people. According to Borissov, the Western Balkans should be supported mostly abiding by the logic of the North-South axis. He noted the extreme importance of including Corridor Nr. 8 in the Berlin Process, connecting by highways and railways Sofia and Skopje. “Connecting infrastructure will really give a new perspective for the development of the Balkans,” underlined Borissov.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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