The meeting was also attended by World Bank Resident Representative in Sofia Florian Fichtl.
The participants in the talks discussed a broad range of issues, including the progress of the reform in the judiciary in Bulgaria, improvement of the social living conditions, the state of the labour market, immigration and demography, risk management in the event of natural disasters and the provision of adequate resources to face the challenges of the global climate change in the regional scale.
Kalfin said that the creation of an effective judiciary in this country in cooperation with its partners in the EU is a priority of the incumbent government.
Kalantzopoulos expressed the World Bank's expectations for visible and effective results from the reform of the judiciary. She said that the World Bank has observed an improvement of living conditions in Bulgaria.
The participants in the talks also discussed the state and opportunities to extend regional cooperation in infrastructure, economic relations and risk prevention of natural disasters caused by climate change.