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Commissioner Hahn discusses uptake of EU funds with Bulgarian ministers


On 29 November Commissioner Hahn received four Bulgarian ministers, who presented a plan to increase the use of structural funds in the field of environment. Their plans include an accelaration of programmed investments in domains like water and waste treatment and expanding the scope to new priorities like energy efficiency, for instance via district heating, and urban transport. Furthermore important major infrastructure projects like the Struma Motorway have been raised. Pictured with the Commissioner (centre) are Minister for Transport Ivaylo Moskovski, Minster for Regional Development Vitae Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for EU Regional Funds Tomislav Donchev, Minister for Environment Nona Karadjova and Deputy-Minister for Environment Ivelina Vasileva.