Bulgarian PM in Podgorica: Balkans could be a powerful economic zone

Bulgarian PM in Podgorica: Balkans could be a powerful economic zone

Part of the repayment of the credits that international financial institutions could allocate for Balkan connectivity can be achieved through the introduction of toll systems and road user charges in the region, to enable the Balkans to become a powerful economic zone, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on September 3.

Borissov was speaking in Podgorica at a joint news conference with Montenegrin Prime Minister Duško Marković.

"With risk, but also with a lot of determination, we have achieved significant results in the process of the European integration of the Balkans. I think that by the end of the year, Montenegro has a real chance," Borissov said, adding thatactive work should be done to allow the country to close two more chapters of the pre-accession process.

Borissov said that a joint venture between the two countries will be established for electricity transmission.

"I think this will be a successful project. I hope in the coming months to hold an economic forum, to prepare a similar structure. Montenegro and Italy are doing something unique. We have energy, we can do something like that, " he said.

Borissov said that it would be a Balkan project with the participation of all the states that have an interest.

Regarding migration, the Bulgarian Prime Minister reiterated that every country on an external border should make efforts to cope with the migration wave. "Bulgaria has done it - building a facility, a lot of equipment, video cameras, and we have zero migration. So we showed that we can cope," Borissov said.... / IBNA

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