Prime Minister Boyko Borisov today held another important meeting in the Council of Ministers. GERB leader discussed topical issues in the energy sector with representatives of employers and trade union organizations at a meeting in the Council of Ministers. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, the Minister of Energy Temeyka Petkova, the Chairman of the Committee on Energy in the National Assembly Delyan Dobrev, the Presidents of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, Podkrep, Plamen Dimitrov and Dimitar Manolov, CEIBG and the President of the AIKB Kirill Domuchiev and Vasil Velev, as well as representatives of BIA, BCCI and BFIEC. This was announced by the government press service.
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The trade union presidents raised the issue of preserving the capacity of the energy complex Maritsa East and pointed out the reasons for their protest actions. Minister Petkova presented the participants at a meeting with the measures taken by the government in this regard. She emphasized that the mines and thermal power plants in the Maritsa basin are of strategic importance for the functioning of the energy system of Bulgaria and the region. We also discussed the position of our country for the upcoming climate change conference in Katowice, Poland. The position of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted by the Council of Ministers does not support more ambitious targets for carbon emissions.
According to the representatives of employers' organizations, measures should be taken to complete the process of liberalization of the Bulgarian energy sector. Participants at the meeting united around the sale of electricity at market prices to ensure long-term stability in the industry.
The next meeting in the energy sector should be held.
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