Visit of Johannes Hahn to the Danube Region: Bulgaria

Type: Report   Reference: I-073883   Duration: 10:04:27  Lieu:
End production: 01/07/2012   First transmission: 01/07/2012
On 1 July 2012 Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, went to Bulgaria, the last country of seven he visited on the occasion of his tour in the Danube Region. During his stay, Johannes Hahn participated with Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria, and Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Prime Minister, at the opening ceremony of the Trakia Highway section between Nova Zagora and Stara Zagora. The new highway stretch, which was completed ahead of term by the Magistrali Trace Consortium, is to allow Bulgarians to get to the seaside 20 minutes faster.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the new highway stretch 00:00:04
10:00:09 General view of the stage 00:00:04
10:00:14 Soundbite by Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria (in BULGARIAN) 00:00:30
10:00:44 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): Mister President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, you could hear that your President was apparently the former Minister for Regional Development because he is extremely familiar with the issue of how to build motorways. 00:00:23
10:01:07 Rosen Plevneliev 00:00:05
10:01:12 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): That might be one of the reasons why Bulgaria became a country in Europe, in the European family where there are not only ideas on paper but also concrete actions, initiatives and implementation. 00:00:20
10:01:32 Cutaway of photographers 00:00:04
10:01:37 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): So Europe is very proud of this performance, we congratulate the government, all the responsible people. 00:00:09
10:01:47 General view of the new highway stretch 00:00:05
10:01:52 Soundbite by Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Prime Minister (in BULGARIAN) 00:00:07
10:01:59 Johannes Hahn 00:00:05
10:02:04 Soundbite by Boyko Borissov (in BULGARIAN) 00:00:15
10:02:20 Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works 00:00:02
10:02:23 Soundbite by Boyko Borissov (in BULGARIAN) 00:00:22
10:02:45 Johannes Hahn cutting the tape with Rosen Plevneliev, Boyko Borissov and Lilyana Pavlova during an Opening ceremony of Trakia motorway near the town of Stara Zagora (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:02:55 Train on new highspeed railway 00:00:05
10:03:00 Bulgarian priest in inauguration ceremony (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:03:10 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): Today we can be together the whole European family proud of participating in this opening ceremony of a new stretch of a Trans-European highway. 00:00:16
10:03:26 Boyko Borissov and Rosen Plevneliev 00:00:04
10:03:30 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): As the President has already said the Bulgarian government has been able during the past few years tremendously to improve capacities to absorb EU structural funds. 00:00:16
10:03:46 Cutaway of a train 00:00:05
10:03:51 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): Unlike others, there are not only concepts on papers but there are also concrete actions, initiatives, implementations, and within the timeframe and within the budget. 00:00:16
10:04:07 General view of the Railway Station 00:00:05
10:04:12 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): Therefore I can guarantee you that also the next financial period from 2014 to 2020, there will be a sufficient budget for Bulgaria to continue this great work. 00:00:14
10:04:27 Johannes Hahn cutting the tape with Rosen Plevneliev, Boyko Borisov, Ivaylo Moskovski, Bulgarian Minister for Transport, Information Technology and Communications and Tomislav Donchev, Bulgarian Minister without portfolio in charge of the European Funds, during an Opening ceremony of modernized railway stretch Plovdiv - Dimitrovgrad near the village of Katunitsa (2 shots) 00:00:09
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