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The Minister of Transport, information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski ordered an internal audit at Holding BDZ EAD, BDZ-Cargo and BDZ-Passenger Services following recent media publications. Reporting overtime and controlling working hours of employees at Holding BDZ, BDZ-Passenger Services and BDZ-Cargo are subject to the inspection.

The internal Audit Unit to MTITC will conduct the audit.

We take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU at a key moment in the negotiation process on the first “Mobility Package”. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski before the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament during the presentation of the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the field of Transport.

Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU in a period with very intensive digital agenda. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski during the hearing at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) - European Parliament.    

Bulgaria will propose a 5th Generation High-Speed ​​Internet Balkan corridor, which may be parallel to the current road links that are under construction between the countries in the region, announced the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski at a meeting today in Sofia with Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission.

Thanks to the efforts of the institutions in Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, the first regular airline between the two countries is already a fact. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski during the official reception of the first Baku-Sofia direct flight.

We completed the speed road link to Sofia Airport after more than 14 years of delay. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski during the official launch of the traffic flow on the newly built route in the capital. The Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova, representatives of the contractors and of the contracting authority also took part in the event.

The 170th anniversary of Hristo Botev's birth was marked today by the validation of a postage stamp. The stamp of the edition was placed by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova, the President of “Hristo Botyov” Foundation Boyan Botyiov and the artist Stoyan Dechev.

By special flight was launched the direct line Sofia-Odessa. This was made possible thanks to the initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister of Economic and Demographic Policy Valeri Simeonov and with the active cooperation of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski and the Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov.

With regard to the forthcoming weekends and the expected increased traffic, we are in full coordination with colleagues from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, during a briefing at the Council of Ministers.

"On the eve of some of the brightest Christian holidays, I urge citizens to be careful and responsible on the road because they are responsible for themselves and others on the road," Moskovski said.

Bulgaria was one of the first countries in Europe to legislate on the issue of governing Internet names and addresses in the interests of consumers, announced Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski at a conference on dialogue between Bulgaria and the International Organization for Internet Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski and the Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajić signed a Memorandum on the reduction of international roaming tariffs between the two countries. The document was endorsed in the presence of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, within the framework of the four-state co-operation council held today in Belgrade.

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) has expressed support for the involvement of more settlements, regardless of their size, into the Wi-Fi free access initiative WiFi4EU. Thus, over 5000 Bulgarian towns and villages with no free access to a public Internet network, will be able to apply for funding to the European Commission.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Angel Popov and the President of the World Road Transport Organization (IRU) Christian Labrot jointly opened a new office in Brussels.

The priorities and the draft program of the Bulgarian Presidency in the transport sector were presented to the transport ministers of the European Union during the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council - format „Transport”, which was held yesterday in Brussels, at which Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, took over the presidency of the sector from Estonia.

For the data security is important how the data is stored, not where. The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski stated this during the Council of Ministers for Telecommunications. The Minister emphasized that the combination of modern means and good practices in cybersecurity is the key to secure storage and processing of data, not the localization. It is important to benefit by the positive practices at European and national level as this would ensure good cooperation and significantly reduce the administrative and financial burden, he added.

We are going to work together with the Ministry of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on preparing cooperation agreements in the field of air and maritime transport. This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski after his meeting with the Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi. Ivaylo Moskovski is in the Kingdom as part of the official delegation headed by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Dimitar Genovski, along with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georg Georgiev, the Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, the Ambassador of the USA, Eric Rubin and the Ambassador of Spain, Javier Perez-Griffo validated a postage stamp. It is dedicated to the Spanish diplomat Julio Palencia (1884-1952), who saved hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust.

Sixty-three percent of the total budget of the OP “Transport and Transport Infrastructure” 2014-2020 or EUR 1.2 billion have been agreed. This was stated by the Head of the Managing Authority of the Program, Galina Vassileva, during the eighth meeting of the OPTTI Monitoring Committee. She also said that within half a year, 15% of the program had been negotiated, which was a great advance. The value of the contracts concluded with the contractors is EUR 730 million or 39% of the OPTTI budget. The funds paid to the contractors are EUR 284 million, Vassileva added.

According to a ranking of the European Commission, the Sofia Metro is in the top 10 of the most successful infrastructure projects funded by the EU structural funds. This was announced today during an inspection of the construction works of the metro station, which is being built on Bulgaria Blvd. The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, the Mayor of Sofia Municipality Yordanka Fandakova and the Executive Director of „Metropolitan“ EAD Stoyan Bratoev did the inspection.

Bulgaria will receive 50 additional single permits from Turkey for transportation of goods to/from a third country to the quota for 2017. This was agreed by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Anguel Popov and the Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications of Turkey, Shaban Atlas, during a meeting in Ankara. Deputy Minister Anguel Popov expressed his gratitude to his Turkish counterpart for the good cooperation between the two countries in the field of road transport.