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SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 1 (SeeNews) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) said on Thursday it will provide financing and expertise to help implement the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union, including improving the connectivity of the Western Balkans.
"... the Western Balkans connectivity in terms of transport, air, energy, educational and digital infrastructure represents a top priority for the EU Bank," the EIB quoted its president Werner Hoyer as saying during a meeting with Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov in Brussels.
"He [Werner Hoyer] stressed that the EIB will provide financing and expertise to help implement Bulgarian Presidency priorities that are widely shared by the Bank," the EIB said in a statement.
Bulgaria took over the rotating presidency of the Council from Estonia on January 1 and will hold it until June 30. During this period, the Bulgarian presidency of the Council will focus on four key areas - future of Europe and young people, security and stability, Western Balkans and digital economy.