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Prime Minister Gerdjikov: it is important that we choose the best algorithm for the national transport policy in accord with the European
23 March 2017
Our main concern as a responsible government, though with a short-term mandate, is the rail transport, said Prime Minister Gerdjikov at the opening of the Regional Conference “Investment Opportunities for the Transport Sector.” ‘We need immediate and bold decisions, decisive policies for the salvation and modernization of this wonderful transport mode for people and cargo, from serious investors. We also need the support of our European partners,” added the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister welcomed the European Commissioner Violeta Bulc, under whose auspices the conference is being organized. He expressed his expectations that at today’s forum concrete initiatives for encouraging financing of infrastructure in Europe will be discussed.
Gerdjikov noted that during the previous programming period a number of infrastructure projects important for Bulgaria were implemented with European participation, whose benefit is visible to the society. He gave the example of the motorway network in Southern Bulgaria, which alleviated the transport flows from Sofia to Burgas and our Southern border with Turkey and Greece. “I expect that during the current programming period the railways along the same directions will be completed,” said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Gerdjikov defined as undoubted advantage the strategic location of our country in geographic and geopolitical respect. “This location is a blessing, but also a test in the context of the contemporary global challenges. The question is how to choose, together with our European partners, the best algorithm for the transport policy in accord with the European,” highlighted Gerdjikov.
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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