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A study of the possibility of a global international roaming space between the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries is underway. The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov declared Bulgaria's support for this initiative when participating in the Third Eastern European Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy.

A new philatelic edition celebrates "15 years from Bulgaria in NATO". There is no other postal administration in the world that has done so much for the Alliance integration as "Bulgarian Posts". This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov on the new postage stamp on "15 years from Bulgaria in NATO", which validated with the Deputy Prime Minister for Justice Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov awarded the winner in the category "Telecommunication and Communal Services" to the IT Project Awards of the Year organized by ICT Media.

He noted that the project winning the race combines two of the main trends in technology development. These are data processing, storage and cloud-based solutions for data services. "It will be one of the main challenges for the next decades," Minister Jeliazkov said.

ATS will also serve Istanbul airport, we are much ahead in the sector from leading European countries such as Germany and France. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at the ceremony for brand validation on "50th Anniversary of the Air Traffic Management".

"If we have to compare the minutes of a delay, we are bound by zero. Imagine the largest airport in the world, like Istanbul, to be served by the Bulgarian ATS, "added the minister.

Within two months, the changes to the Ordinance and the elaboration of a methodology for the distribution of subsidies and compensation for bus carriers will be ready. This became clear after today's meeting of the Minister of Transport Information Technologies and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov, the Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov and the bus carriers. Changes are also envisaged in the Road Transport Act, which are expected to be introduced by June.

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the project developer of the GIS-based Platform "Unified Information Point", ESRI Bulgaria, presented a test version of the project to the infrastructure managers and representatives of the administrations. The activities are funded by the Operational Program "Good Governance".

Work on the single access database for hundreds of thousands of kilometers of infrastructure is in phase testing platform and upcoming user training, said project manager Hristo Hristov.

Minister of Transport and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov, National Assembly Chairman Tsveta Karayancheva, chairman of the State Agency "Archives" Michael Gruev and the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Daniel Panov validated a postage stamp dedicated to the 140 years of the Constituent Assembly and the adoption of the Turnovo Constitution .

We have agreed to work in collaboration with the bus carriers on the development of a detailed plan in order to bring the urgent issues in the sector to a close. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov after today's meeting with the carriers. In his words next week, the industry and the responsible institutions will begin to outline the concrete measures.

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, regarding the Mobility Package I. A copy of the letter is addressed to the Presidents of the European Parliament’s Groups, Commissioner for Transport at the European Commission, as well as the Romanian Minister of Transport - as currently it is Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Today, 1 February 2019, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, by Decision Number PK-7/01.02.2019, approved a notice of amendment Number 2018/S 127-290417, published in the Official European Union’s Journal on 5 July 2018.

Bulgaria ranks second in the European Union by a share of the municipalities covered by the free wireless internet in public places (WiFi4EU). Forty-three percent of the Bulgarian municipalities have won vouchers to build high-speed access to the World Wide Web in the first competition held in November 2018. Two hundred and fifteen Bulgarian municipalities have applied, with 113 of them receiving funding amounting to BGN 1 695 000. The first place in the competition is held by Ireland, where 105 municipalities have applied and funding has been 59.

Iran has an active partner in the face of Bulgaria for the development of the Multimodal Corridor Black Sea-Persian Gulf. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rosen Zhelyazkov, during a working meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Seyed Abbas Aragichi.

"Both countries have traditionally good relations in land transport, which are based on the geostrategic position of Bulgaria and this potential should be used in the future", Minister Zhelyazkov also pointed out.

My advice to BDZ colleagues is to be open, transparent and to work to the maximum extent with the Transport Committee. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov during the presentation of the new management of Holding BDZ EAD to the relevant parliamentary committee.

The suspension of the concession procedure at Sofia Airport requested by BSP is not provided for in the Concessions Act and there is no legal basis. This was stated by Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov during a briefing, in connection with a request by MPs from the BSP, to stop the concession procedure.  The Minister clarified that the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, not the State, is the concessionaire of the procedure.

Controversial legislative initiatives adopted at the last moment of the work of the European Parliament mean that Europe can not show unity in resolving important issues. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov after his meeting today with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani in Strasbourg. He said that this emergency meeting was organized with the support of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, given the recent end of the mandate of the European Parliament.

The European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism rejected the two reports regulating the ban on resting in the cabin trucks and the posting of drivers in cross-trade operations. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, following today's vote on the Mobility Package I in Brussels.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov expressed his confidence that the proposal for suppressing the texts, which envisages that drivers and vehicles must return to their home countries after every four weeks of driving, would most likely gain the necessary support. This became clear today after the Minister’s meetings in Brussels before tomorrow's vote on Mobility Package I at the Transport Committee in the European Parliament.

Irrespective of political differences, the institutions have to work for the common national interest, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov at a meeting with MEPs. The Bulgarian representatives from all groups in the European Parliament declared that will work together, in a coordinated way and with common massages.

“The protest of the hauliers is not a form of pressure, but a demonstration of the firm and explicit message against the division of Europe into central and peripheral countries”, underlined Minister Jeliazkov.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov presented the Bulgarian position on the Mobility Package I during a meeting with one of the dossier rapporteurs, Wim van de Camp. The Ministers of Transport of Lithuania, Hungary and Poland also attended the meeting and supported the Bulgarian position. Jeliazkov informed Wim van de Camp for the upcoming protest of the Bulgarian hauliers in front of the European Parliament, which is appointed for tomorrow during the vote on the Package.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov met with the Chair of the European People’s Party and a leading candidate for President of the European Commission Manfred Weber. The meeting was also attended by the Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev.