Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bulgaria, Romania to take common positions within EU

Bulgaria and Romania will take common stands within the framework of the European Union, Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev said on Wednesday.

He made the remarks after a meeting with visiting Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, the BTA news agency reported.

Both prime ministers believed that as the eastern border of the EU, their countries have great influence and potential in carrying out the bloc's Black Sea policies.

They spoke highly of the active development of bilateral ties in recent years.

Stanishev said after their entry into the EU on Jan. 1, 2007, both countries have traversed rough roads and their social and economic development have undergone similar processes and even faced similar problems. Currently, people in both countries demand rapid income hikes and lower inflation.

Both leaders also discussed the common problems facing their infrastructure construction. Popescu Tariceanu said his country would accelarate the building of the No. 2 bridge on the Danube River.

The Romanian prime minister arrived in Sofia on Wednesday at the invitation of Stanishev for a brief working visit.

Source: Xinhua

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