Minister Angelkova discussed the prospects of tourism with the Director General of DG Budget of the European Commission Gert Jan Koopman

19 September 2018

The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova had a working meeting with Gert Jan Koopman, Director General of DG Budget of the European Commission. They both talked during the minister’s visit to Brussels.

Minister Angelkova presented to the director general the results from the meeting with the ministers of tourism held in Sofia under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The forum organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism in February 2018 gathered more than 500 delegates from the EU Member-states and from the Western Balkans as well. The delegates emphasized that what is important for the development of tourism is to use possibilities for funding the tourist projects under the operational programmes.

Minister Angelkova informed Mr. Koopman that possibilities for funding major integrated tourist projects were being discussed in Bulgaria. She also stated that there is an established working group that is already working on the preliminary preparation and analysis of the projects.

At this meeting, the minister presented the extremely favourable results of tourism in Bulgaria, the possibilities for varied tourism that our country offers as well as the competitive advantages for investments here.

Tourism in an important factor for the economic growth of the European Union, said Gert Jan Koopman and admired the joint initiatives contributing to its development.

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