Bulgaria and Romania may get up to 300,000 euro in EU financing as co-coordinators of Priority Area 3 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, which deals with tourism and culture.
Conferring in Bucharest on Monday, Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and Romania's Deputy Prime Minister and Regional Development and Public Administration Minister Vasile Dancu agreed that the two countries will start preparing a joint project for submission to the EU Danube Transnational Programme, Angelkova's Ministry said in a press release.
The idea is to prepare the project and submit it by mid-October. It will cover a period of three years (from 2017 until the end of 2019).
The joint Bulgarian-Romanian Technical Secretariat for the Danube Strategy Priority Area 3, which is seated in Rousse and coordinates tourism cooperation among all Danube Strategy countries, will also benefit from the funding.
"Bulgaria and Romania have very good relations in a number of areas, and a number of joint initiatives are implemented in the tourism sector," Angelkova pointed out. Dancu said that, for a year now, Bulgaria has been among the most active countries in the Strategy's tourism priority area.