Bulgaria Asks Italy's Support in Unfreezing SAPARD Funds

Bulgaria in EU | September 3, 2009, Thursday // 20:26|  views

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naidenov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naidenov, asked Italy for support in the unfreezing of the much needed SAPARD funds.

The Minister stated Thursday, during a meeting with Italian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Stefano Benazzo, that the new Agriculture Ministry's leadership had fulfilled all requirements of the European Commission and is hoping for a positive outcome.

Naidenov pointed out the extreme importance of those funds for the modernization and development of farming in Bulgaria.

The Minister stressed that Italy had been a strong supporter of Bulgaria since the country's EU accession and that the two countries share many common views on farming policies.



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Tags: Miroslav Naidenov, EU, SAPARD, frozen EU funds, Stefano Benazzo


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