Theme: Inauguration of the Turnu Magurele-Nikopol ferry line
PM Emil Boc has inaugurated with his Bulgarian counterpart, Mr. Boyko Borissov, Turnu Magurele-Nikopol ferry line
Prime Minister Emil Boc has inaugurated today with his Bulgarian counterpart, Boyko Borissov, Turnu Magurele-Nikopol ferry line.
On this occasion, the Head of Romanian Executive has voiced expressed the Romanian side’s readiness to expand cooperation between the two countries by building two new bridges: Bechet-Oreahovo and Calarasi-Silistra, but also by hydropower plants construction.
Regarding the Calafat-Vidin Bridge, Romanian Prime Minister has stated that both countries expect a positive response from the European Commission regarding the request for extension of the eligibility of expenditure for Bulgaria and Romania’s projects approved by the ISPA program. "We discussed some punctual issues that concern future cooperation: first, the continuation of works to Calafat-Vidin and we hope that we get a positive response from the European Commission to extend the ISPA Programme," PM Emil Boc has stated.
Also, both Prime Ministers stated that the tax for vehicles crossing the Giurgiu-Ruse Bridge could be reduced or even disappear, before the start of the summer season. "Regarding taxes for Giurgiu-Ruse Bridge crossing, hopefully, before opening of the summer season, we find a solution with respect to the car tax," Romanian Prime Minister stated and his Bulgarian counterpart confirmed "We aim at building other two bridges; we want to reduce, even eliminate taxes at Giurgiu-Ruse bridge crossing”.
The two Prime Ministers have stated that both Romania and Bulgaria cooperate together to enter into the Schengen Area, to make transition from one state to other easier: "We hope that from March 2011, we no longer need an ID to go from side to side, once with Romania and Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen Area, " Prime Minister Emil Boc has stated.