FinMin: Bulgaria's GERB Plan Long Future in Rule

Domestic | May 5, 2012, Saturday // 14:30|  views

Bulgaria's ruling center-right GERB party plans to be in government well ahead in the future, and cabinet plans extend beyond the end of the mandate in 2013, said Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov Saturday.

"We plan to be in power for a long time. That is why we are considering the effects of our policies well beyond our current mandate," explained Djankov in an interview for Darik Radio.

The Bulgarian FinMin was elaborating on cabinet plans to relocate a number of state agencies based in capital Sofia to other cities across the country.

Last Sunday, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov first revealed that some agencies, including units of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, and Ministry of Agriculture, will be moved to second largest city Plovdiv.

Saturday Djankov revealed that government plans are that the entire Ministry of Agriculture be eventually relocated to Plovdiv.

Friday Djankov had revealed that cabinet also intends to move the Finance Ministry Customs Agency to the Danube city of Ruse.

In the Darik Radio interview, the Bulgaria's FinMin explained that the relocations will cost next to nothing to the state budget, as all the target cities have the infrastructure needed to house them.

In addition, Djankov argued that the moves will create a better business environment and more job opportunities in the respective cities.

He further suggested that new museums could be housed in the Sofia buildings that are going to be freed.

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Tags: GERB cabinet, GERB, Simeon Djankov, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Ruse, Plovdiv, sofia, agencies, museums


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