EKATERINA ZAHARIEVA: THE ENERGY BOARD WILL BE A GUARANTEE FOR TRANSPARENT DECISION-MAKING IN THE SECTOR
The energy board will be a guarantee for transparent decision-making in the sector. We are now working actively on structuring a board that should begin its work in the shortest possible deadlines. That was said by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy and Minister of Regional Development and Investment Planning Ekaterina Zaharieva at the meeting with representatives of Labour Confederation "Support" and Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Economy and Energy Vasil Shtonov.
The talks were focused on the problems in the "Energy" sector, on the crisis with the closing of Corporate Commercial Bank, on the lack of financing for the construction of sections of the highway "Hemus" and on the state of "Irrigation Systems".
One of the tasks of the energy board is to prepare amendments to the Energy Act to allow the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission to turn from a political into an expert body in order to regulate in a professional and efficient manner the energy and water sectors.
Mrs Zaharieva emphasized that the state should be predictable and stable because it is the most important signal for ensuring stability of the business and for attracting foreign investment.
In conclusion, the Deputy Prime Minister underlined her determination to act with complete transparency and taking into consideration the opinions of all stakeholders to achieve effective and mutually beneficial solutions.