Berlin. “German-Bulgarian bilateral relations have developed,” Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said speaking at a meeting of the members of the German-Bulgarian Forum, at which he presented what Bulgaria had achieved 10 years after signing the Accession Treaty with the EU, the press centre of the Bulgarian President’s Office announced.
“German-Bulgarian bilateral relations have developed, too. Over the past ten years the merchandise exchange between Germany and Bulgaria has doubled. Today Germany is Bulgaria’s biggest trade partner, while the number of German tourists has seriously increased over the past years,” the Bulgarian Head of State remarked.
Mr Plevneliev commented further that the European solidarity had born its first fruits in Bulgaria already.
“With the help of the European funds, our country launched projects for the construction of 300 km of motorways, 26 subway stations, railway lines, roads, water projects, the first innovative eco-system – Sofia Tech Park, as well as more than 10,000 projects in support of the small and medium enterprises,” President Rosen Plevneliev said.
“We managed to seriously improve the capacity of the local powers for the implementation of European projects,” the Bulgarian Head of State remarked.