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Bulgaria new PM Borisov outlines top priorities for GERB government

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Bulgaria new PM Borisov outlines top priorities for GERB government

Bulgaria’s incoming Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, outlined the priorities of his government of the GERB party before the voting of the cabinet in Parliament Monday.

Borisov presented a document called “Program Declaration for the Priorities for European Development of Bulgaria”.

Рђfter Borisov was presented briefly by the GERB Chair Tsvetanov as the party’s PM nominee, the former Sofia Mayor went on to point even though Bulgaria has been a EU member for almost 3 years, it has not been well respected in Europe because of the issues with the government of the country.

“The credit of trust of EU has its limits. It is time that to prove we can continue the reforms”, Borisov said making it clear that the main objective of GERB was to guarantee and realize the “European development of Bulgaria” based on the support of 1 670 000 voters.

Borisov, whose party GERB has only 116 MPs out of 240, vowed not to make any compromises with political stability and will not succumb to any pressure in this respect.

The new Prime Minister outlined the new government’s priorities as follows:

1. Increasing people’s income and providing for the economic growth; fighting the crisis, attracting investment, and increasing business activity; incorporating the latest technologies in all spheres

2. Guaranteeing rule of law, fighting corruption and crime;

3. Reforming the judicial system in order to restore the sense of justice in society;

4. Restoring the trust of the EU in Bulgaria in order to unfreeze the blocked EU funds which are expected to help Bulgaria overcome the crisis quickly;

5. Improving living conditions including social policy and health, as well as sports and physical development of the Bulgarians

6. Developing Bulgaria’s human capital and providing for top quality education

7. Turning Bulgaria into a main factor for stability in the region and the world, mainly in cooperation with NATO and the EU, focusing on the Balkans and the Black Sea regions

Borisov made it clear that his party GERB had the necessary political will to achieve these objectives. He vowed to integrate all Bulgarian citizens of all ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as those Bulgarians living abroad with the goals of the new government.

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