Tsetska Tsacheva Addresses 3rd Conference of Danube Parliamentarians
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsetska Tsacheva addressed the 3rd Conference of Danube Parliamentarians in Belgrade on Monday, the Bulgariann legislature said. Tsacheva spoke on one of the three main topics: water management and flood prevention in the Danube River basin.
She noted that floods know no borders, which is why the Danubian countries need more cohesion and mutual assistance to deal with floods. The countries have a long history of cooperation within the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and within EU agencies, she said.
Implementing the EU Floods Directive, the Bulgarian authorities have identified the main flood-prone areas in the country. These areas include the entire Bulgarian section of the Danube River, which is shared with Romania, and its status as an area susceptible to flooding has also been recognized by Romania, Tsacheva said.
Furthermore, the region has adopted the Danube Transnational Programme (2014-2020), whose geographical scope is the same as that of the EU Strategy for the Danube River, she said. The Transnational Programme is using a considerable budget and allows local, regional and national authorities to implement projects of high value-added, contributing to the integrated development of the Danube Region.