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Energy efficiency as top priority for Bulgaria in 2014-2020

(27 March 2013)

Energy efficiency as top priority for Bulgaria in 2014-2020

Commissioner Hahn met the newly appointed Bulgarian Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development and Public Works Ekatarina Zaharieva to discuss the management of EU funds in the current period and the future regional policy in Bulgaria as of 2014.

The Commissioner welcomed the substantial progress made by the Bulgarian authorities on the acceleration of payments and  in preparing the draft regional development programme for the next programming period. Mrs Zaharieva reaffirmed that energy efficiency will be top priority in Bulgaria and expressed her willingness to create a national programme covering all energy efficiency measures for housing, public buildings and companies.