President Rumen Radev at a Meeting with Hauliers: You Have My Full Support for Your Demands and the Actions You Have Taken to Hold Fair Protests

2019-01-08 17:20:00

You have my full support for your demands, for the actions you have taken and for the intentions you have to hold fair protests. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said, who received today at 2 Dondukov street representatives of branch organizations from the automobile transport on the occasion of the problems with the so-called Mobility Package. The Head of State said that the prepared texts, which will be voted on 10 January in the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament, were discriminatory and said that they severely violate fundamental principles of the EU.

President Radev emphasized that he has always sought support for establishing fair rules for the posting of workers. The Head of State took on the commitment to raise the issue also at his forthcoming talks with European politicians.

I am with you and precisely your fair demands are the reason why all institutions in Bulgaria should unite to support you, Rumen Radev said. The President told the guests that he had agreed to hold the meeting with them not to make an analysis of whether some have succeeded or failed to accomplish their tasks, but to specify what should be done henceforth to ensure success, considering that this means success for Bulgaria. In President Radev’s view, the problems cannot be resolved overnight and the fight should be led in a short-term, mid-term and long-term perspective.  

The Head of State voiced his deep respect for the activities done by the hauliers, which have a great contribution to the Bulgarian economy – in terms of the share of GDP or employment. Your work provides for the subsistence of many families and is strongly related to the country’s demography, the President said.

At the meeting Rumen Radev said that the presidential institution regularly communicates with the Bulgarian representatives in the European Parliament on this topic.

“I would like to hear your views and intentions, and how the Bulgarian institutions can do our best to support your actions. Your fight is fair because the actions taken and the attempts to amend the Mobility Package severely violate the EU free market principles, the principles of the free movement of goods, services and people,” President Rumen Radev added.

The President was adamant that we should fight for our rights because this is discrimination against the Bulgarian business.

On behalf of the representatives of the branch, Rosen Dimitrov from the National Transport Association thanked the Head of State for the support offered. In his opinion, all measures envisaged in the Mobility Package are “absolute protectionism and aim to close down the transport industry in Bulgaria.”


President Radev Told Our Compatriots in Lisbon: Bulgaria Will Strengthen its Ties with the Bulgarian Communities Abroad

1 February 2019 | 08:08
“Throughout the years many of our compatriots have sought a better future abroad. However I believe that no matter where you are, you remain forever connected with Bulgaria. I know how many efforts it took each one of you to succeed in a new land and only talented and resolute people achieve that, therefore your success in Portugal is also success for Bulgaria.” This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said, who talked with our compatriots living and working in Portugal in the Bulgarian embassy in Lisbon. The meeting was attended by teachers in the St. St Cyril and Methodius Sunday school, medical doctors, culture activists and tens of our compatriots. The legendary football player of Sporting Lisbon and Bulgaria’s national football team Ivaylo Yordanov was among the guests.

Bulgaria and Portugal Share the Stance that the Economic and Social Cohesion in the EU Has No Alternative

31 January 2019 | 18:06
The economic and social cohesion in the EU has no alternative and Bulgaria and Portugal will continue to work to preserve the Cohesion Policy as a factor for overcoming the discrepancies in Europe. This was the stance shared by President Rumen Radev and the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic Antonio Costa, who held a meeting today in Lisbon. The two discussed a lot of issues on the EU agenda, among which the debate on Europe’s future, the European prospects of the Western Balkans, and the opportunities for developing the economic relations between Bulgaria and Portugal.

President Rumen Radev Invited the Portuguese Business to Increase its Investments in Bulgaria

31 January 2019 | 15:03
Boosting the bilateral trade between Bulgaria and Portugal is a shared goal between the institutions of the two countries. However, sustainable results can be achieved not only by conducting trade, but also by increasing the mutual investments, establishing joint ventures and ensuring joint production targeted at third markets. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said at a working meeting with representatives of Portuguese companies planning to invest or expand their presence in Bulgaria. In the President’s words, the Bulgarian companies, with their traditions and expertise in IT, communications, energy, tourism and food production, can be partners of the Portuguese business in the implementation of new projects.

At a Meeting in Lisbon Presidents Rumen Radev and Marcelo Rebelo de Suosa Called for Conducting a Reform of the European Migration Policy and the Asylum Granting Policy

30 January 2019 | 21:09
The migratory pressure on Europe requires that the EU member states adopt a new approach and reforms be conducted of the policy pertaining to migration and asylum granting so that not only human rights can be adequately safeguarded, but also the stability of the European countries and the citizens’ security. This was the common stance shared by Rumen Radev and Marcelo Rebelo de Suosa, who held talks in Lisbon today. The Bulgarian President is on a state visit to the Republic of Portugal at the invitation of his counterpart.








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