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European funding will be sought for the construction of the railway connection between Bulgaria and Greece
20 October 2017
European funding will be sought for the construction of the railway connection between Bulgaria and Greece. This became clear after the meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with the EC President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The three held talks in Brussels within the framework of the European Council meeting. According to Prime Minister Borissov the project signed in Kavala “Thessaloniki-Kavala-Alexandropoulis-Burgas-Varna-Ruse” is of strategic importance not only for the two countries but also for the development of the region as a whole. The Bulgarian Prime Minister also noted the progress in the work on the interconnector with Greece.
Another topic of the meeting was the security of the Western Balkans and the European perspective for the countries of the region. The results were presented from the quadrilateral Balkan meeting in “Evksinograd”, whereby Prime Minister Borissov welcomed the prime ministers of Greece and Romania – Alexis Tsipras and Mihai Tudose, as well as the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that he is extremely satisfied with the constructive dialogue with his colleagues from the region. He underlined the need to develop the relations among the states on the Balkans in way that will guarantee peace, stability, and prosperity in this part of Europe. According to him, Bulgaria can have its substantial contribution in this respect, also thanks to the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU. Borissov added that he shares the desire of the Greek Prime Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency to be a Balkan Presidency in order to encourage the discussion about the need for a strong commitment of the EU to the region.
Prime Minister Borissov confirmed that our country relies on the support of the European Commission for successfully implementing its priorities during the Presidency in the first six months of next year. He was categorical that this will bring benefits for the whole EU.
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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