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For the first time, the portraits of the 20 Bulgarians awarded the highest title by the State of Israel for saving the Bulgarian Jews will be depicted on a postage stamp. The theme of the edition is "Bulgarian righteous people of the world".

The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Aleksiev endorsed the Thematic plan for 2023.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications awarded the employees of the railway authority and the fireman Varban Petkov, who showed a timely reaction to evacuate the passengers in the accident with the train from Sofia to Varna in the area of Kaspichan station. The awards were presented by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Krasimir Papukchiyski in the MTC building.

Bulgaria and Turkey start working on reducing the passing time of trains through border crossing points. This became clear during a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev with the General Director of the Turkish State Railways Hasan Pezuk.

In the framework of the discussion, the two sides expressed a common opinion that it was essential to increase the turnover of goods, which would lead to the development of the economies of Bulgaria and Turkey.

Bulgaria and Greece will attract investors through joint projects. This was agreed during a meeting between the Bulgarian Government delegation and the Minister of Development and Investments of Greece, Adonis Georgiadis. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev, as well as the Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stoyanov and the Minister of Energy Rossen Hristov took part in the talks.

The intermodal Transport Corridor Thessaloniki-Kavala-Alexandroupolis-Burgas-Varna-Ruse will soon not be just an ambitious plan, we are determined to make it a reality. This was the common statement expressed at a meeting today between the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Greece Kostas Karamanlis. Rail and road connectivity, as well as cooperation between Bulgarian and Greek ports, was the main topic of the discussions.

The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev leads the Bulgarian Government delegation that will visit Greece in the period November 3 to 4.

The Bulgarian side will also be represented by the Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stoyanov, the Minister of Energy Rossen Hristov, the Executive Director of Bulgargaz EAD Denitsa Zlateva and the Executive Director of Bulgartransgaz EAD Vladimir Malinov.

The policy of the Caretaker Government in the processing and export of fuels is aimed at ensuring better prices for consumers and complying with the legal framework of the European Union. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev in response to questions from the media.

"Bulgaria currently has the cheapest fuels in Europe, which is a serious success. We will continue to work in this direction", the Deputy Prime Minister said.

If the concessionaire of Sofia Airport does not start working as promised in the technical offer, there will be no compromise. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev in response to journalists’ questions.

Bulgaria and Turkey have taken additional measures to ease the heavy traffic through the border crossing points. These efforts would continue, but alternatives related to rail and water transport of goods and cargo would also be sought. The goal was to increase the number of operating intermodal trains from 7 to 22. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev after a meeting with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey Adil Karaismailoglu.

Direct air services between Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are about to start. The first agreement in the field of transport between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was signed today in Riyadh by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev and the Minister of Transport and Logistics Services of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saleh al-Jasser.

The EC is open to asses  proposals to co-financing the design and construction of a third bridge on the Danube River at Ruse and Giurgiu and the second phase of the Fast Danube 2 navigability improvement project.

This became clear during a video conference between Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean and the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications, Hristo Alexiev.

The Bulgarian State is actively working to include Corridor VIII in the priority European Transport Network. The direction Sofia - Skopie - Durres - Tirana should be defined as part of the European corridor "Western Balkans". This became clear from the speech of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev at a meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the EU in Prague.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is working on the introduction of maximally simplified administrative procedures to ensure the safety and security of citizens when using drones. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Naydenov during the opening of the INTER DRONE EXPO in Sofia.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications announces competitions for the selection of members of the Management Authorities in 9 Public Enterprises. Competitions are announced for enterprises in which, at the moment, members of the management bodies have been appointed without a competition procedure.

Munich Airport will have an active role and commitment to Sofia Airport development project. This became clear during the meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev with the President and CEO of Munich Airport Jost Lammers, as well as with the CEO of Sofia Airport Jesus Caballero.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites non-governmental organizations to participate in the selection of representatives to the Monitoring Committee of the Transport Connectivity Program 2021-2027. Approved participants will have the right to attend meetings, give opinions and vote on decisions related to with European funding of transport infrastructure projects.

On the initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev, a meeting with representatives of the taxi branch will be held in the forthcoming days. The occasion is the serious accident of the past night, which ended with the death of a taxi driver in Sofia.

During the talks, specific measures to improve the security and safety of taxi drivers will be discussed. Representatives of the management of the Ministry of Interior will also take part in the meeting.

Dear colleagues,

On October 9, we celebrate World Post Day and express gratitude to the work of the thousands of employees in the postal sector. Over 180 postal operators work in Bulgaria, in conditions of full competition.

The project "Increasing transport safety in the common Bulgarian-Romanian stretch of the Danube River by improving the response to emergency situations through cross-border cooperation" - Danube Safety Net - was successfully completed. This was reported during the closing meeting, which was held in the city of Ruse on October 6-7, 2022.

The Danube Safety Net project is a good example of effective cooperation aimed at achieving a higher level of transport safety, as well as implementing national and European priorities in the field of inland waterways.

Bulgaria will render assistance before the European Union in terms of the acceleration of the construction of the railway infrastructure along Corridor VIII on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Krasimir Papukchiyski at a meeting with the general directors of the managers of the railway infrastructure companies of the two countries.