Digital innovation, advanced technology, space research, digitalisation and investments in applied research for new sources of energy, with a specific view to hydrogen: these are the development sectors Bulgaria focuses on to draw foreign investments. Italy’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Giuseppina Zarra and Bulgaria’s Minister for Growth and Innovation, Daniel Lorer, addressed the topic as they met in Sofia.
Minister Lorer presented to the Ambassador the priorities of the newly established Ministry, the goal being that of stimulating development in the most innovative economic sectors. From this standpoint, they examined the growth outlook for Italian investments in Bulgaria, as well as investment opportunities in the new strategic areas the Ministry particularly concentrates on. The Bulgarian National Recovery Plan, currently being discussed with the EU, is set to allocate sizeable funds to the new Ministry; to this end, collaboration opportunities with Italy, offered by the two countries’ Plans, were discussed too.