Zoellick Tells Barroso He Is Impressed with Bulgaria's Govt

Zoellick Tells Barroso He Is Impressed with Bulgaria's Govt

World Bank President Robert Zoellick has sent a special laudatory letter dedicated to Bulgaria to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the WB office in Sofia confirmed for Sofia News Agency.

Zoellick's letter to Barroso appears to be a follow-up of his visit to Bulgaria in early August during which he gave much praise to the Borisov government and signed a deal with it for providing Bulgaria with World Bank experts and expertise for infrastructure projects with international funding.

The Bulgarian government is making substantial progress in fighting corruption and organized crime, Zoellick has stated in his letter, in which he also notifies Barroso of the agreement made with the Bulgarian authorities for helping them with World Bank expertise.

According to Zoellick, the Cabinet of Boyko Borisov is focusing on bringing the Bulgarians the benefits of "a cleaner government committed to the full integration of the country in the EU."

He further notifies Barroso that the World Bank has made a commitment to helping Bulgaria restructure its railways.

What is more, the World Bank President has told the President of the European Commission that he is impressed with the speed of the reforms in Bulgaria, and the fact that the Bulgarian government has identified the flaws of its own administration that prevent it from taking full advantage of its European Union membership.

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