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Bulgaria Boasts Increase in Trade Volume with Albania

Politics | March 12, 2014, Wednesday // 15:13| Views: 1816 | Comments: 6
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Boasts Increase in Trade Volume with Albania Yanaki Stoilov, MP from the Bulgarian Socialist Party and chair of the parliamentary foreign policy committee, photo by BGNES

Members of Bulgaria's parliamentary foreign policy committee met Wednesday in Sofia with representatives of Albania's parliamentary committee on foreign policy.

The visit took place at the initiative of socialist MP Yanaki Stoilov, chair of Bulgaria's parliamentary foreign policy committee, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.

The relations between Bulgaria and Albania were estimated as excellent and the two sides expressed intentions of deepening partnership in the sphere of regional cooperation.

Stoilov noted that Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) in the first half of 2014 and the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union created good opportunities for developing bilateral relations.

He added that the trade volume with Albania had increased over the past few years.

Stoilov pointed out that there was unused potential for cooperation and developing economic contacts in the spheres of energy, machine building, food industry, tourism and the financial sector.

Bulgarian MPs cited the development of energy projects along the Pan-European Transport Corridor 8 as a major priority.

Albanian and Bulgarian MPs discussed opportunities for negotiating direct imports of electricity from Bulgaria to Albania.

Arta Dade, Chair of the Albanian parliamentary committee on foreign policy, thanked Bulgaria for its active regional role in all initiatives in which Albania participated.

She stressed the need for more efficient cooperation in the spheres of agriculture, economy and energy.

Stoilov said that Bulgaria's goals in the sphere of economy were to achieve greater productivity and re-industrialization.

Dade noted that Albania would support Bulgaria's bid to host the Permanent Secretariat of the parliamentary dimension of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP).

Stoilov vowed support for granting Albania the status of an EU candidate country, adding that Bulgaria was ready to share its pre-accession experience with Albania.

Later on Wednesday, the Albanian delegation met with representatives of the Bulgarian foreign policy and defense parliamentary committee.

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#6
Optimistic - 12 Mar 2014 // 23:40:34

Behemont why are you so negative about Bulgaria, it is no nut house opera.

#5
Behemoth - 12 Mar 2014 // 23:00:11

Optimistic,

no need to display again and again the fact that you know nothing about Bulgaria and never have visited the country. Get lost!

#4
Optimistic - 12 Mar 2014 // 22:52:49

Bulgaria is not a nut house opera, it is great to see co operation among Balkan countries, building bridges not barriers.

#3
Behemoth - 12 Mar 2014 // 21:37:06

Vlad the Impaler,

"Your anti government propaganda is by far the worst I have seen. The Bulgarian government does not handle any significant relations with North Korea and claiming that just shows how brainwashed you are."

Uh, ehm, but...:

Novinite reported on 13 February: "On Wednesday, Bulgaria's cabinet formally approved a draft intergovernmental program for cooperation with North Korea in the areas of research, education and culture. This stirred some public outcry and social media went viral with posts about how Bulgaria was revisiting its communist-era ties."

So I think it is obvious who is the brainwashed here. Or is the government lying? Or Novinite? No, it's YOU who is lying!

Instead of trying to talk seriously with the important partner countries to increase FDI in Bulgaria, this government of dimwits wastes most of its time for no-brainer activities like licking North Korea's a"s, inventing "Bulgarian minorities", discussing the re-introduction of military education in school and appointing mutra, chalga singers, and prostitutes in important positions in government and administration. This is how things are in Bulgaria - and with cretins like you, I am not surprised that the "elite" in this country ALWAYS gets away with it. YOU deserve such a "government" - I feel just pity for the silent majority of people who are tired of this nuthouse opera we are witnessing in Bulgaria since 25 years.

#2
Vladimir K. - 12 Mar 2014 // 21:07:16

Your anti government propaganda is by far the worst I have seen. The Bulgarian government does not handle any significant relations with North Korea and claiming that just shows how brainwashed you are.

#1
Behemoth - 12 Mar 2014 // 21:01:26

The main roads in Albania are now much better than in Bulgaria, which has the by far worst roads in the Balkans (and the biggest amount of EU funds to build them).

But of course, the Bulgarian governments have more important things to do than to provide elementary infrastructure in whatever field. Such as signing trade agreements with North Korea, taking care of the "Bulgarian minority" in Uzbekistan (or was it Uganda?), doing a great job in scaring off any foreign investor to come or stay in Bulgaria, and what else not.

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