"Bulgaria continues to work actively with its neighbors to develop transport, energy and digital connections. To strengthen connectivity between countries, we need to fully build Corridor #8. It will not only ensure development along the East-West axis, but also build connections with other routes in Eastern Europe." This was said by Prime Minister Academician Nikolay Denkov during his participation in the 20th anniversary Vienna Economic Forum "Vienna Dialogue for the Future" 2023. The Prime Minister participated in a discussion in the panel "Building economic cooperation in difficult times" together with the European Commissioner for economy Paolo Gentiloni, with the Prime Ministers of the Republic of North Macedonia and Kosovo - Dimitar Kovacevski and Albin Kurti, and with the Deputy Prime Ministers of Moldova and Montenegro - Dumitru Alaiba and Nik Jeloshai. This was announced by the press service of the Council of Ministers.
Academician Denkov noted that work is underway to connect the main northern Greek ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis with Bulgarian sea and river ports on the Black Sea and the Danube River. "The construction of the relevant infrastructure will help the development of the entire Balkan region and will bring benefits to people and businesses," added the Prime Minister. And he added that there is success where countries have realized that it is better to work together than to compete.
Good connectivity in Eastern Europe will bring many benefits to all European citizens. "Europe is an example of a multicultural society, which should be appreciated every day," Academician Denkov also noted. He urged his colleagues to work in sync to overcome difficulties and turn problems into opportunities.