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Prime Minister Borissov and Sebastian Kurz held a phone conversation
04 December 2017
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov held a phone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria and President of the Austrian People’s Party, which won the recent parliamentary elections, Sebastian Kurz. Borissov and Kurz, who is commissioned to form a government and is expected to become Chancellor within a few weeks, discussed the possibilities for an even stronger partnership and cooperation between Bulgaria and Austria, as well as the challenges within the European Union.
Within the context of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will be taken up by Austria after Bulgaria, the two discussed topics, related to the future processes and reforms in the Union. “The fact that the presidencies of the two countries come one after the other provide a big opportunity to achieve better results,” highlighted Sebastian Kurz. Prime Minister Borissov took the opportunity to inform him about the upcoming summit on the Western Balkans in Sofia, which will take place in May within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency. The two leaders explained that they will unite forces in respect to the Western Balkans and expressed the conviction that together within one year Bulgaria and Austria will contribute to achieving a big step ahead in the development of the region, including better connectivity and sustainable results on the European path of the Western Balkan countries.
Kurz invited Borissov to be his first official guest in Vienna on January 1. The Bulgarian Prime Minister underlined that he expects to see Kurz as a colleague within the European Council.
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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