Signature of an EU-Bulgaria financing agreement in the framework of membership
Franz Fischler, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, signed the annual and multi-annual financing convention fixing the Community rules governing the management and control of SAPARD (special adhesion programme for agriculture and rural development). Bulgaria was represented by Mehmed Dikeme, Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture, and Milen Veltchev, Bulgarian Finance Minister.
Franz Fischler, Mehmed Dikme and Milen Veltchev (from left to right)
Franz Fischler, on the left, and Mehmed Dikme signing the agreements