Изказване на областния управител Минчо Спасов на конференцията “Ролята и отговорностите на регионите”
в Брюксел – 08.07.2003 г.

Mr. Bernie,

On behalt of the Bulgarian representatives from The Regions of Sofia-capital, Yambol, Plovdiv and Bourgas, I would like to thank you for organizing this event. A lot of important issues were discussed here. They were be useful for shaping our regional politicies.
As a preaccession country, we are glad to hear that the principle of solidarity is strongly integrated in the EU cohesion policy.
The stable political situation in Bulgaria creates favorable conditions for improving the administrative capacity to better meet the challenges of the EU accession. We have set the bases for achieving efficient and result-oriented sustainable development.
We support, what Mr. Prodi said, that the roles of the regions should be enhanced in terms of managing the EU funds.
We realize that decentralization is the way to improve the decision-making.
We are committed to face the challenges of enlarged Europe!

Thank you