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Prime Minister Ognian Gerdjikov met with European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
23 February 2017
Prime Minister Ognian Gerdjikov met at the Council of Ministers with the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska. The Minister of Finance Kiril Ananiev and the Minister of Economy Teodor Sedlarski also attended the meeting.
The Prime Minister noted that one of his first steps when he took office was to create a working group to analyze the fees and payments that the business has to make. “We will propose decrease in this administrative burden in a number of areas, the focus is on fees that are currently to be paid to the Registrar. This will alleviate the small and medium business in the country,” said Gerdjikov. He pointed out that Bulgaria is already taking measures towards creating connections between education and professional qualifications – a key factor for the development of the business and the economy, by introducing dual education.
During the conversation concerning the report of the European Commission about the progress of member states in implementing the specific recommendations of the Council of the EU, which includes detailed analysis for prevention and correction of macroeconomic disbalances, Prime Minister Gerdjikov highlighted that Bulgaria is extremely strict in its fiscal policy and could be given as an example among the other member states.
The European Commissioner briefed the Prime Minister on the current initiatives of the EC and the actions in her field of work, as well as about the start-ups and expanding enterprises and about the space sector and research and development in the defence industry.
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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