Bulgaria: Finance Minister Milen Velchev seeks assistance from the Netherlands for flood damages

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Finance Minister Milen Velchev sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Bernard Rudolf Bot, asking for financial assistance on a bilateral basis, for the recovery from the damages caused by the floods in the country.

The document supplements the actions of the executive power in the context of the visit of the technical mission of the European Commission, which has already started. The mission has to give its opinion on Bulgaria's request to start the mechanisms for financial assistance on the part of the EU Solidarity Fund. As the EC's representatives said, the second instrument for receiving assistance is on a bilateral basis.