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International road transport between Bulgaria and Montenegro is being liberalized. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rosen Jeliazkov, after signing a treaty with the Montenegrin Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs Osman Nurkovic today. The document is the first in the field of transport between the two countries, the Bulgarian Minister added.

With its active role as organizer of international initiatives, Bulgaria has won the privilege to host one of the most significant events for Europe in 2020 - the Regional Cyber ​​Security Forum. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov to the participants in the World Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Consuls held in Sofia. According to him, the upcoming event strengthens the image of our country as being strongly committed to building a sustainable cybernetic environment.

"Bulgaria is working to create a cybersecurity ecosystem and develop a holistic vision. This approach will foster trust between businesses and citizens and can cope with fragmentation between countries and regions, "the minister said.

Minister Rossen Jeliazkov predicts that by 2020 the number of connected devices will reach tens of billions. "Our goal is to encourage the use of digital services to overcome the digital divide. At the same time, cyber security is critical because modern systems can be seriously affected by incidents such as technical malfunctions and viruses, "he said.

Minister Jeliazkov reminded that the state has made significant investments in modern optical infrastructure. Over 7,000 km of backbone network is used by the state administration to provide secure and innovative electronic services. The goal is that by 2025 all schools, transport centers and major public service providers, as well as digitally-intensive businesses, will be able to use the Internet at a rate of one GB per second. In addition, all households should have access to networks that provide a speed of at least 100 Mbps. Main roads and railways must have continuous 5G wireless broadband coverage, starting with providing this service in at least one major city in any EU member state by 2020.

In front of the participants, Minister Rossen Jeliazkov presented the priorities in the transport infrastructure in Bulgaria. He stressed that our country works with neighboring countries in the implementation of a number of infrastructure projects, which is in line with the development of the Trans-European Transport Network.

 

"We have to think about the service, its attractiveness to society, its sustainability, long-term performance and the fulfillment of the BDZ's benchmarks in order to be the provider of this basic service contract with the state and after 2024 when the market will be liberalized. " This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, during the public discussion on "Buying new rolling stock for the needs of BDZ and investments in the national railway infrastructure".

An agreement to interact with the European Aviation Safety Agency will be signed to ensure the establishment and maintenance of a high level of civil aviation safety. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, during a hearing at the parliamentary committee. "Such co-operation agreements exist in 15 Member States and I think we need to take advantage of this mechanism, which provides a good opportunity for cooperation with the European Agency," he added.

Over BGN 3 billion or nearly 84% of the financial resource under Operational Program "Transport and Transport Infrastructure"  2014-2020 is negotiated. This was stated by the head of the OPT Managing Authority Eng. Galina Vassileva at the meeting of the Program Monitoring Committee, which is taking place in the period 11-12 June in Rousse. She added that 33% of the program's budget was paid off.

We insist again for the legislative proposals on the individual Mobility Package I files to be reviewed at first reading. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov after a working meeting with the newly elected Bulgarian MEPs and representatives of the the transport industry.

The European Supercomputing Infrastructure will bring the European Union to a leading position. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at the Council of Telecommunications Ministers in Luxembourg. Within the session, Commissioner Gabriel announced the eight countries, including Bulgaria, as hosts of European supercomputer centers.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov discussed with his colleagues from Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Latvia a joint strategy of the like-minded EU member states on Mobility package I. The meeting was held during the EU Transport Council Meeting in Luxembourg yesterday.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Anguel Popov opened TRUCK EXPO 2019. He greeted the organizers and the participants on behalf of Minister Rossen Jeliazkov, noting that our country has a modern and fast increasing fleet, which turns Bulgaria into one of the most powerful and successful leaders in Europe, as far as international haulage is concerned. “This sector is expanding every year and along with the employment of a lot of people, it is a significant factor in the formation of the GDP”, he also added.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov   ordered an audit in the Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” (DG CAA).

The auditors will verify the implementation of the control and regulatory functions of the Directorate General related to ensuring civil aviation safety. The inspection’s subject includes also a research of the capacity for the implementation of the control and administrative penal activity, the certification and supervision functions, as well as the management of the working processes in the administration.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva validated a postage stamp on 140 years of Bulgarian diplomacy in the presence of the diplomatic corps. "Celebrating anniversaries is always a matter of a look in the past, a reflection of the present, and a vision of the future. What a better symbol of connectivity than what diplomacy is doing is the association with a postage stamp, "said Minister Jeliazkov at the ceremony.

More than 15 000 residents of one of the busiest districts of Burgas - Zornitsa will use postal services in a renovated post office. The renovated premises which covers an area of 150 square meters was opened today by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski and the Executive Director of Bulgarian Posts EAD Deyan Duneshki.

At 11:32 there was a report of an incident with a small manned pilot experiment. The plane in which she traveled a woman has taken off from Chernevo (near Ihtiman) to Draganovo. Based on initial data after a raised altitude, the plane falls into a screwdriver, falls, and ignites itself. The two on board have died.

Fire and police teams are on the ground, and there is an Aviation Investigation Unit at the Ministry of Transport who will also conduct an initial inspection.

Like-minded countries remain firm, this was Minister Rossen Jeliazkov’s comment on the Mobility Package I theme, during the ongoing Leipzig Transport Ministers’ Summit.

“Together with our Lithuanian and Latvian colleagues we express our indivertible view of the consequences of Mobility Package I rules implementation within the European Union. We continue our coordinated efforts with the other countries, from the like-minded group, towards changing the texts according to our common national interests," said Minister Jeliazkov.

The base quota of ECMT/CEMT permits for the Bulgarian hauliers should be increased by 25%. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov insisted on during the International Transport Forum, which is held today in Leipzig, Germany.

Establishing an effective trade corridor in the region is the main challenge facing the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) and it is possible only by joining all member states’ efforts. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications at the opening of the informal meeting of transport ministers of the BSEC member states.

The optimization of radio spectrum charges is an important condition for more investment in the mobile communications sector. This was the opinion of the three big telecom operators - VIVACOM (Bulgarian Telecommunications Company), Telenor and A1 (Mobiltel), expressed at a meeting with the Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications, Mr. Rosen Zhelyazkov, the Chairman of the Communications Regulation Commission Ivan Dimitrov and representatives of Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

Sixty-three Bulgarian municipalities have been approved for funding by the European Commission's second free WiFi competition under the WiFi4EU initiative. Thus, 176 local government centers (66% of the total) will create areas for free access to the global network. Fifteen other municipalities are on a reserve list, giving them the chance to be approved at a later stage.

The total amount of funding for the Bulgarian municipalities in the second competition is EUR 945 000.

Postal services that connect people with letters, telegrams, parcels are evolving, and are currently entering a new technological era - e-commerce, which for decades has passed from postal pigeons to postal drones. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at a post-philatelic issue validation ceremony dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Bulgarian Posts EAD.

The development of Varna-West as a container and ferry terminal infrastructure and of Varna-East as a zone for public access and cruise should be planned in good coordination, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov during a working visit to Varna.