Communications

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 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.

Bulgaria will be involved in shaping the policy and strategies of one of the UN’s most prestigious agencies - the International Telecommunication Union, which has 193 Member States. Today, at the elections during the Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest our country received 137 votes. Bulgaria was elected from the Region C quota, which includes countries from Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.

Small and medium-sized companies in the field of telecommunications and licensed Internet service providers can use an investment loan from the Bulgarian Development Bank. The initiative to create the financial instrument belongs to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

A guarantee has been provided by the Pan-European Guarantee Fund, under a program of the European Investment Fund, for direct financing of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Under the auspices of the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev is the celebration in Ruse of the 15th Anniversary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union. The event will be celebrated on Europe Day, 9 May.

The initiative is a joint one with the Elias Canetti International Society and Ruse Regional Administration.

Minister Sabev will host a panoramic boat trip on the Danube River, which will include representatives of the diplomatic corps in Bulgaria, as well as local authorities from Bulgaria and Romania.

Smart cities can attract funding for projects under the Digital Europe Programme and the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027. The Ministry of Transport and Communications supports Bulgarian organisations and companies in applying for two mechanisms. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Dilyan Berkovski at the conference "Digital Sofia – The Smart City". He informed that currently there is a possibility to apply in 28 competitions on different topics, and new opportunities will open in September.

The team that prepared the Digital Connectivity part of the Recovery and Sustainability Plan today explained the goals and financial parameters of the executive directors of A1, Vivacom and Yettel.

In the current unstable geopolitical context, Bulgaria supports the development of the European Union's international communication connectivity through the construction of submarine cables. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Dilyan Berkovski during his participation in an informal council of ministers under the auspices of the French Presidency, format: "Transport, Telecommunications and Energy". Bulgaria is preparing projects for additional connections across the Black Sea with neighboring countries.

We are here to speed up the economic development in the field of transport and reduce the time  needed to transport passengers and goods. This is what the newly appointed Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev announced upon receiving the management of the institution by the recent Minister Hristo Alexiev.

We must work to ensure universal access to the Internet, respect for fundamental human rights and child online protection. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Alexander Poulev during his participation in the Council of Ministers, "Telecommunications" format. The forum took place today in Brussels.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Alexander Pulev and the Chairman of the Supreme Administrative Court Georgi Cholakov launched a postage stamp dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the judicial institution.

The European Commission's Annual Progress Report on the Digital Economy and Society acknowledges Bulgaria's contribution in implementation the EU's pan-European goals in the field of eHealth. This was commented by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev on the occasion of the published document. He said that according to the report, Bulgaria is one of the first countries in the European Union to introduce a digital green certificate.

The President Rumen Radev, Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Christina Velinova, Minister of Culture Prof. Velislav Minekov, Chairman of the State Archives Agency Assoc. Prof. Mihail Gruev and the Director of Bulgarian Posts Deyan Daneshki validated a postage stamp. The edition is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the State Archives establishment in Bulgaria.

The postage stamps represent an artistic archive of the most significant historical events, said Deputy Minister Velinova during the ceremony.

Accelerating the implementation of projects for railways, roads, and digital highways is one of my main tasks. This was stated by the new Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev at the acceptance of the management of the Ministry by Georgi Todorov.

The postage stamp, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Argentina, continues the tradition with which we mark important events in the relations between the governments and the peoples with philatelic editions.  This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during the ceremony of validation of the common post mark.

Bulgaria's active role in the activities of the Universal Postal Union has received high recognition, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov on the election of our country for a member of the Postal Operations Council of the UPU. At the 27th Congress of the Union, which held from 9 to 27 August 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, our candidacy received the maximum number of votes in the Eastern Europe and North Asia geographical group, added Minister Todorov.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov congratulated the team of the ministry, which administers the platform for technical infrastructure in the country. The single information point was awarded a prize in the prestigious international competition "Special Achievement in GIS 2021".

"At a time when the artificial intelligence is replacing the traditional business processes, the electronic commerce is gaining momentum, and the social media is a key means of communication, one of the important issues is how to guarantee the intellectual property rights and at the same time to facilitate the technology transfer." Stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during a round table on topic "Intellectual Property - an engine for sustainable economic growth from science to innovation and investment."

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications is starting the preparation of the Thematic Plan for issuing postage stamps in 2022. By August 31, 2021, proposals for marking events of public, national or global significance, as well as and round anniversaries and celebrations.

A clear and achievable framework for digital policies and principles is needed by 2030. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristina Velinova during a debate on the Digital Compass for 2030. The discussion took place within the Transport Council, telecommunications and energy ("Telecommunications" format), which takes place in Luxembourg.