Borissov: Financial commitments on road, rail and digital connectivity in Western Balkans to be announced on March 1

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov will host a March 1 2018 meeting in Sofia with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and leaders of six EU candidate countries in the region, at which it is expected specific commitments on financing road, rail and digital connectivity projects will be announced.

Borissov, whose country currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, announced this in London on February 26 at an investment forum for the Western Balkans, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Juncker and other top EU officials are currently on a tour of the Western Balkans countries and will be hosted by Borissov in the Bulgarian capital on March 1.

“At the political level in the Western Balkans we no longer have a problem, we have outgrown the past. We all know that if we want the region to prosper, we need to develop infrastructure and attract investment,” Borissov said at the opening of the forum.

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