A summary of the committee’s debate on the consideration of amendments is now available.
“The Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) will be challenging – for Bulgaria, but also for all stakeholders of the EUSDR. Currently, Bulgaria also holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Having this central role together with the Danube Strategy Presidency is an exceptional opportunity for us to actively participate in setting up the European agenda”, Deputy Minister Nikolova said in her opening address. She also emphasised that Bulgaria’s participation in the Strategy is one of the most valuable and strong political commitments undertaken over the last decade. The added value for Bulgaria from this membership, she said, is an opportunity to build strong partnerships and support in the implementation of joint strategic projects between countries with the potential to contribute for more visible effects on the economic development and territorial cohesion.
Modernising the European road transport sector in an efficient, sustainable and socially fair way was at the heart of the discussion of two opinions adopted during the European Committee of the Region’s (CoR) plenary session on 1 February. The opinions are based on the European Commission’s initiative “Europe on the Move”, which aims to help the transport sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
The EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has announced that 2018 will be the “Year of Multimodality” – a year in which the European Commission will place an emphasis on supporting the multimodality of transport systems in the EU.