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Modern digital technology is an effective tool for improving border crossing procedures and a prerequisite for faster and more secure services, stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski at a meeting of the transport ministers from Southeast Europe. The event is part of the program of the annual European TEN-T Days, which is held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, this year. The aim of the forum is to improve the transport connectivity of the Western Balkans, focusing on procedures for border control of cargo flows.

Bulgaria’s efforts towards the inclusion of the Western Balkans in EU digital policy are among the country’s contribution to encourage international cooperation. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Dimitar Genovski at his meeting with the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union Houlin Zhao. The talks were held within the framework of  the annual session of ITU Council in Geneva.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, information Technology and Communications Anguel Popov participated in the official opening of the exhibition Transtrend 2018 – Transport Innovations, Business and Education.

The new laboratory “Electric cars and stationary electric facilities”, as well as the upgraded training facility for train engine drivers, were launched at the event.

The deployment of a registering system for all automotive workshops is an important step towards improving road safety, announced the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Anguel Popov during the discussions of the draft Road Traffic Act, Motor Vehicle Drivers Act and Road Vehicles Act.

After the completion of traction substations Yambol, Karnobat and Bourgas, we double the power supply and the capacity of the railway line between Plovdiv and Burgas. This was stated by the head of the Managing Authority of OP Transport and Transport Infrastructure (OPTTI), Galina Vasileva during an official ceremony for the opening of the three sites, which took place yesterday in Yambol.

In the presence of the authority of the International Philatelic Federation and followers of the Order of the Templars in Bulgaria, a postage stamp was put into use in a block dedicated to the 900th anniversary of the Knight Organization establishing.

The European Commission has added new requirements to the required documents for municipalities to fund WiFi4EU public wireless internet projects. Full information is available on the website of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications in the Questions and Answers section of the EIT and WiFi4EU.

The future decisions for the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework have a crucial role to play in the development of rail transport in Bulgaria. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Velik Zanchev at the opening of a summit on "EU Support for the Development of Rail Transport in Bulgaria and the Western Balkans: Current Opportunities and Future Perspectives".

Two teams of EA "Automobile Administration" are at the scene of the accident with a bus on “Trakia” motorway and another team of inspectors has been sent to the office of the transport company "Union Ivkoni". This was announced by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski in a joint briefing with the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov. The two ministers expressed condolences to the relatives of those who died in today's accident.

By order of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski, teams of EA"Automobile Administration" were sent to carry out inspections at the scene of the incident and at the office of the carrier.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Velik Zantchev opened the first national workshop under the Facility for Blue Growth in the Black Sea. Representatives of the European commission, maritime sector, NGOs and the project team participated in the event.

By the end of 2020 the modernization of the 23-kilometer railway line between Sofia and Elin Pelin should be completed, announced the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Velik Zantchev at the ceremony for the launch of construction works along the section. He added that over 130 million levs are invested in the project, 115 million of them are provided under Connected Europe Facility.

The establishment of a single registration regime for all vehicle repair shops with common rules and control, will increase road safety and protect vehicle owners’ rights. This emerged from the meeting between the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and communications Ivaylo Moskovski and representatives of the Automotive Service Association.

Rogozen 1 dam is safe, emerged from the joint inspection of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and communications Ivaylo Moskovski and the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov.

Bulgaria and Romania will look into the opportunities for establishment of a joint venture company for project management in the common section of the River Danube.

A hundred Bulgarian IT experts underwent training on digital Internet names infrastructure security. The event was organized by the ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and is part of the agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, in a joint statement with the EC Vice-President Andrus Ansip, the Commissionaire for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and members of the European Parliament, welcomed lifting of restrictions on the usage of digital content in the European Union.

We are working on the upgrade of the system and register for technical inspection of vehicles, stated the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Anguel Popov at the opening of an international conference on road safety “New Technologies and Best World and European Practices”. There is an active connection to the Ministry of Finance for automatic vehicle tax checks, while the connectivity to the systems of the Ministry of Interior and the Financial Supervision Commission is still developing.

Digital society security is a shared responsibility of governments, civil organizations and businesses. This was the message of 150 top cyber security experts at an international conference in Sofia. The Cybersecurity Challenges Conference was organized jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the State e-Government Agency as part of the official program of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

European Commission’s initiative WiFi4EU will upgrade the policies we are conducting in the field of digital technologies, stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski at the joint presentation of the project for free public WiFi access in the EU together with Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.