Bulgaria, Macedonia Ask EC to Back Joint Infrastructure Projects
The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Macedonia have vowed to intensify efforts to boost cooperation, including through projects which could benefit the entire region.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki sent a joint letter to EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy.
In the letter, as cited by the press office of Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry, Vigenin and Poposki express the appreciation of the two countries for the opportunities provided by the European Commission for enhancing partnership through territorial cooperation programs aimed at achieving a stronger and more sustainable economic and social development of the regions.
Vigenin and Poposki confirm the readiness of the two countries to boost contacts between the competent authorities in order to ensure better coordination and implementation of joint projects in spheres such as infrastructure, economy and improving the overall connectivity of the region
"We believe that the existing projects aimed at developing the automobile and railway infrastructure should be given priority treatment, paying special attention to the implementation of corridor #8 (East-West)," Vigenin and Poposki say, stressing that increasing the financial aid for the completion of these projects is essential.
- » 53% of Bulgarians Support EU Membership
- » The Council of Ministers Approves Bulgaria's Position on Brexit Talks
- » Sergei Stanishev: EU’s Main Task Is To Restore The Spirit Of Solidarity
- » A Bulgarian Horo is Going to Take Place For the 5th Time on Brussels’ Central Square
- » Iliana Iotova: ‘We All Need to Unite For Successful EU Presidency
- » Deputy PM Denitsa Zlateva: Caretaker Government Set the Preparations For EU Presidency