Finance Minister Simeon Djankov returned from a two-day official visit to Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Poland where he discussed with his counterparts measures for faster recovery after the economic downturn, Djankov's Ministry said Thursday.
Djankov held working meetings with Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski of Poland, Peter Oszko of Hungary, Jan Pociatek of Slovakia and Josef Proell of Austria, to exchange experiences about practices applied by the economic teams of the individuals countries so far and map out possible joint measures.
All finance ministers agreed that Bulgaria has resources to deal with the crisis. They were unanimous that the measures of the new government for fighting corruption, cutting costs and increasing revenue are appreciated by the older EU Member States and enhance the confidence of the Community in the Bulgarian institutions, the Finance Ministry said.
The Slovak Finance Minister shared with his Bulgarian counterpart his country's experience with joining the euro-zone on January 1, 2009, and the Austrian Finance Minister expressed support for the resolve of the Bulgarian government to renew the talks on accession to the ERM2 mechanism.