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I am mad at putting the Mobility Package I on the agenda of the European Parliament. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov after today's vote on the agenda of the upcoming plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday. In his words, this Mobility Package, in its form, does not and can not have a future. It is against the principles of the European Union, European law, the Lisbon Treaty and is completely discriminatory towards the countries on the periphery of the Union, said Rossen Jeliazkov.

Today, 25 March 2019, by Decision Number PK-3/25.03.2019, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, approved a notice of amendment Number 2018/S 127-290417, published in the Official European Union’s Journal on 5 July 2018. Amendments on the concession’s documentation are approved by the same Decision.

The notice foresees prolong the term for the submission of applications and tenders to 11 April 2019, 02:30 pm Bulgarian time zone. The applications will be open on April 11, 2019 at 03:30 pm, Bulgarian time zone .

All Bulgarian representatives in the European Council, the European Parliament and the Permanent Representation work responsibly and uniquely on the Mobility Package I. Such a position was expressed by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, on allegations that the negotiations on the Mobility Package I are not enough to protect the national interests.

We will insist on the possible revision of the Mobility Package I to adopt texts that will guarantee our national interest. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliaazkov after the today’s hearings of the ministers in Parliament. He specified that the Mobility Package I was included in the provisional agenda and that the final agenda for the plenary sitting of the European Parliament is due to be voted on 25 March.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov congratulated the Bulgarian aviation industry for the sector's successes during the past year. This was at the award ceremony on the traditional annual journalistic awards organized by the Bulgarian Airlines Association.

Initiatives on attracting more women in the field of information and communication technologies were presented among the countries from the BSEC region at a workshop. The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications hosted the event, which is part of the Bulgarian Presidency of the BSEC Organization. The participants agreed that attracting women in ICT sector is part of the national policies that need to be developed.

Deputy Ministers of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Dimitar Genovski and Culture Rumen Dimitrov validated a post-philatelic edition on 120 years since the birth of Pancho Vladigerov.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov and his colleagues from Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Latvia sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, on the development of the theme of the Mobility Package I.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov sent a letter to the Bulgarian representatives in the European Parliament calling for joint action with all Member States of the Mobility Package I. In the letter, Rossen Jeliazkov stressed that the protection of the Bulgarian transport sector is a national cause and it is necessary to mobilize all the resources to defend the national interest before the plenary session of the European Parliament, to be held on 25-28 March.

The Minister of transport, information technology and communications Rossen Jeliazkov met with representatives of the hauliers industry. He presented up-to-date information related to the Mobility Package I before the forthcoming European Parliament Session on 27 March 2019.

Rossen Jeliazkov pointed out that, according to the published draft-programme on 20 March, a meeting of the Conference of Presidents will be held, within which the final draft agenda for the plenary session would be approved.

The impact of Brexit on roaming tariffs was discussed at a meeting today with Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov and Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development.

The necessary budget for the realization of all strategic railway projects in Bulgaria after 2021 is 4 billion leva. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov during a working breakfast with representatives of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Austrian Commercial Agency ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA.

In the next few months we will define the scope of the projects in the transport sector, which will be implemented in the period 2021-2027. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov during an international conference "European Solidarity in EU Investment Policy". The event is organized by the Regional Development Committee of the European Parliament and the Chamber of Builders in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria and Armenia with interest in the construction of common cross-border corridors. This was discussed by the transport ministers of both countries Rossen Jeliazkov and Hakob Arshakyan. Co-operation in the development of the Multimodal Corridor of the Black Sea - Persian Gulf has emerged as a major focus in the talks between the two Ministers at the Eighth Meeting of the Bulgarian-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Today, March 12, 2019 at 21:00 Bulgarian time, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a safety directive concerning Boeing 737 8/9 MAX. In connection with this, the Civil Aviation Administration issued the necessary instructions restricting the flights of these airplanes in the Bulgarian airspace, including the take-offs and the landings at the Bulgarian airports, except for the overhaul / repair flights. It will also ensure the service and safe landing of aircraft of the same type in the event of an emergency situation.

Bulgaria has the ambition to become a supercomputer center in Eastern Europe and can be a partner of Armenia in high-speed connectivity projects. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at a meeting with his Armenian counterpart, Hakob Arshakyan. The conversation is part of the program of the eighth meeting of the Bulgarian-Armenian intergovernmental commission for economic and scientific-technical cooperation in Yerevan, which is headed by Minister Jeliazkov.

Within two years there must be at least one functioning charging station for hydrogen and one being under construction. This was announced by the deputy minister of transport, information technologies and communications Angel Popov during the opening of a workshop on the introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen. He specified that the construction of the first hydrogen station in the port of Burgas is at an early stage and in the long term several more locations for charging infrastructure are being discussed in Sofia, Stara Zagora and Rousse.

By 2025, we will build the rail connection with Northern Macedonia. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at the first meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation between the two countries, which took place yesterday and today in Skopje. The Commission is chaired by Minister Rossen Jeliazkov and Minister of Economy of the Republic of Northern Macedonia Kreshnik Bekteshi.

Bulgaria has the potential to develop high-product calculations as applications in the field of medicine and genetics, which will generate benefits to the countries in the region, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov during the Informal Meeting of the EU Telecommunication Minsters in Bucharest, Romania. The Digital strategy beyond 2020 was discussed within the forum.

The Bulgarian Marque Publishing House has a peculiar alley of glory for the national leaders with the greatest contribution in our history and a special place in it is reserved for Alexander Stamboliiski. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski during the validation of a postage stamp, dedicated to 140 years since the birth of the Bulgarian statesman.