Econ Minister Calls for Closer Coordination of Economic Cooperation in Balkans
Monday, 21 October 2013
Bulgaria’s economy minister Dragomir Stoynev came up with a proposal for closer coordination of economic cooperation among the countries in Balkans in a bid to attract more foreign investors.
“I find it important to conduct coherent policy for improving the investment climate in the Balkans. However, it is even more important to pool our efforts to attract investors, find markets and put forth our common interests before foreign partners,” Stoynev told the EU-Balkan Summit, "Paving the Way to Recovery and Growth."
The countries in the region can coordinate their policies at macroeconomic level, work together for the implementation of the European synergy policy, and assist each other in finding investors and trade partners, he added.
Last year Bulgaria’s turnover with its five neighbours added up to 11,600 million euro, as they absorb nearly one third of the country’s exports, he added.