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Gentiloni to Borissov: Bulgaria protects very well the external border of the EU
29 September 2017
The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Italy Boyko Borissov and Paolo Gentiloni agreed on a more visible political dialogue between the two states and mutual support on issues of current European affairs. The two talked in Tallinn prior to the beginning of the Summit on digital technologies, organized by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. They discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the context of challenges that Europe faces.
The Italian Prime Minister expressed high appreciation for the work of our country in protection of the external EU border: “Bulgaria protects very well the external border of the European Union,” highlighted Gentiloni. He noted that the two states should be very careful on the migration issue and follow these processes in detail.
Prime Minister Borissov invited his Italian colleague to attend the Summit on the Western Balkans in May in Sofia within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council. The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude for the invitation to the Berlin Process Summit in Trieste, which was held in July, whereas the Italian Prime Minister reminded that namely at this meeting he called for the discussion on the topic of the Western Balkans to be held in Bulgaria.
Gentiloni invited Borissov on an official visit to Italy at a time of his convenience.
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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