30 March 2012 | 20:08
President Rosen Plevneliev called for amendments to the Law on Investment Promotion and a more active role for InvestBulgaria Agency. Speaking to Italian entrepreneurs in Rome, the President highlighted Bulgaria’s priorities as modern infrastructure, the need for large-scale program to improve energy efficiency and preservation of strict and predictable fiscal policy.

30 March 2012 | 17:05
Bulgaria and Italy share a common vision of the need for economic growth, based on job creation measures, measures to support small and medium business, effective investment of public funds in major infrastructure projects, creating a stable social environment and financial stability. These are part of the long-term priorities for each country, said President Rosen Plevneliev, who met today with his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano in Rome. At the invitation of President Napolitano, Bulgaria’s Head of State is on an official visit to Italy. This is the first official visit of President Plevneliev after his inauguration.

29 March 2012 | 09:09
Bulgarians’ pension income has not increased much in the past three years, but it has to be understood that there are no easy solutions. In order to have higher incomes, a working economy is needed, according to President Rosen Plevneliev, who received the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor. Along with Labour and Social Policy Minister Totyu Mladenov, the Commissioner will today open in Plovdiv the First European Fair of Social Enterprises and Cooperatives of Persons with Disabilities.

28 March 2012 | 17:05
President Rosen Plevneliev gave the closing address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a conference of diplomatic heads of mission abroad. The Presidential institution will not be a rival centre of foreign policy and will work not in competition but in co-operation with the Foreign Ministry and Bulgaria’s diplomats abroad for an active and effective foreign policy. President Rosen Plevneliev said this in a speech to more than 60 heads of Bulgarian diplomatic missions abroad. In the presence of Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov, the Head of State gave the closing address at the two-day conference of Ambassadors, organized by the Foreign Ministry.

28 March 2012 | 15:03
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov informed President Rosen Plevneliev of the Government's decision to annul a previous decision by the Council of Ministers to build Belene nuclear power station. The Prime Minister said that the reason was that a project on this scale cannot be financially supported by Bulgaria. The Government said that on the basis of the facts available, it would be economically feasible to choose the option of building unit seven of Kozloduy nuclear power station, as the site has most of the supporting infrastructure, and this would ensure the future of nuclear energy in the country. The Prime Minister said that all efforts in Bulgaria’s energy policy should be directed towards achieving greater efficiency in the production, transmission and production of energy.