The SEE 2020 strategy targets deeper regional trade and investment linkages to support and export-led and FDI-driven type of growth in South East Europe trough policy efforts in its key dimensions.
South East Europe is committed to advancing from state of low activity and high social exclusion to a situation where benefits of growth are shared by all by undertaking concrete joint actions in employment and health.
South East Europe has the potential to build a new competitive edge, driven by knowledge and innovation and based on its human capital, which, together with innovative entrepreneurship shape the foundations, grounded on modern information and communications technologies, for advancement of creative industries.
Sustainable and accessible transport and energy infrastructure lead to a competitive economic base and a resource efficient economy.
Public governance is a key cross-cutting issue in the agenda of SEE 2020. The strategy sets ambitious targets for public governance from setting up transparent, well functioning and efficient administrations to the containment of corruption and major progress in instituting the rule of law.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to benefit its people
RCC Secretary General discusses regional cooperation with Bulgarian officials
The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, held consultations in Sofia today with Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Transport, Milen Ljutzkanov, Mario Kosev and Ivaylo Moskovski, respectively, as well as Ambassador at Large for Energy Security and Climate Change, Peter Poptchev.
Secretary General Biscevic informed his Bulgarian counterparts of the first steps in implementing the newly adopted RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013, and of the RCC efforts in connecting South East European priorities with potential funds for projects of regional importance.
He added that the creation of a regional energy master plan, harmonized with EU policies, would benefit national economies and the citizens, also through fostering their countries’ European integration.
The Bulgarian officials highlighted the importance of the RCC in the region and expressed particular interest in strengthening transport and energy infrastructure in South East Europe, especially when it comes to gas interconnections between Bulgaria and neighbouring countries, with the aim to link these transportation routes with the EU market.
During all the meetings, it was agreed that concrete project cooperation among the countries of the region was essential for overall economic and social advancement of South East Europe. A coordinating role of the RCC in this respect was also discussed.
The meetings with the Bulgarian officials were part of an ongoing series of the RCC Secretary General’s political consultations with leaders in South East Europe on regional priorities in the context of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.
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