The second bridge over the Danube between Romania and Bulgaria, now constructed near Vidin, will make Bulgaria more attractive for Austrian and German investments, said DG Regional Development director Dirk Ahner.
Sunday Ahner inspected the ongoing construction of Danube Bridge 2 together with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov, who had the chance to show to the European Commission representative other road projects in the region of northwestern Bulgaria.
"Our ambition is to connect Vidin to the warm waters of Thessaloniki," said the Bulgarian PM. When finished, Danube Bridge 2 will make easier the connection from Central Europe through western Bulgaria and on to Greece.
Borisov also stressed the level of help Bulgaria has been getting from the European Commission and expressed hopes that the cooperation will continue on.
Danube Bridge 2 is set to be completed by October 2012.