13 December 2019                                                      
We leave 2019 on a high note - The EU Green Deal was presented a few days ago. It is the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. It will require significant investment - the current 2030 climate targets cost around €260 billion of additional investment a year or about 1.5% of 2018 GDP.
The EU Green Deal is designed in such a way as to leave no individual or region behind in the great transformation ahead.
South-East Europe will have to take bigger steps in this direction and increase its investments in ecological and resource efficient solutions. seeSUSTAINtec 2020 (7-9 April, Sofia, Bulgaria) is an exhibition and conference organized by Via Expo. The event will provide great networking opportunity for foreign companies working in the key drivers of sustainable development: ENERGY, WASTE, SMART CITIES and AIR. Join the SE European green transformation through seeSUSTAINtec!
What's New?
• To ensure your success at the event, we created improved participation packages. Click on Loyal Program
• Leading companies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and Italy have booked stands.
• An Austrian pavilion will be realized for the 11th consecutive year.
• The lane of innovations offers beginner companies, business incubators, scientists and inventors the opportunity to speak of their achievements.
Read the latest news
BAIT helps the development of e-government and Industry 4.0, as well as the training of specialists

Interview with Mrs. Vesela Kalacheva, member of the board of directors and CEO of BAIT, on the collaboration between the Association and seeSUSTAINtec 2020

Mrs. Kalacheva, the co-operation between BAIT and Smart Cities (part of the new brand seeSUSTAINtec) dates back almost to the founding of the event. How would you evaluate the exhibition and its parallel conference part?
For our members Smart Cities is a business platform for digital and intelligent solutions, a place to popularize innovations and know-how, for interaction between leading producers, clients, distributors and municipality representatives. More

Bulgaria: The European Commission Approved nearly 94 Million Euros for a New Power Plant in Bulgaria  
The European Commission approved nearly 94 million euros for a high-efficiency cogeneration plant in Bulgaria. It will generate approximately 55 MW for heat and 19 MW for electricity. Nearly 180,000 tons of unrecyclable waste will be used as fuel on an annual basis. "European support will help Bulgaria achieve its energy efficiency targets and contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in line with EU environmental targets," EU Competition Commissioner Margaret Westerger commented. More Source: www.novinite.com
EWRC is ready with the policies for access of the small renewable energy companies to the market.
A public discussion is going to take place, during which the government will decide how to meet the necessary normative terms to help renewable energy and cogeneration producers sell their energy on the market. More
How digitization can become the next growth engine for Central and Eastern Europe? The digital part of the Bulgarian economy has grown four times faster than the rest of the economy during 2013-2016 and its continuous growth could double its size till 2025. This is part of the conclusions of the Report of McKinsey Global.

Meet our partners and media partners
• The main objective of the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce is to assist and stimulate the economic and commercial relations between Bulgaria and Switzerland. More

• ISWA is the world’s leading network promoting professional and pustainable waste management. It is a global, independent and nonprofit association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management. More
• HI-Tech Ambiente is the monthly B2B magazine about management and environmental technologies leader in Italy for information and high circulation. More
• Recycling Industry is the news and information website about waste and recycling industry that publish national and international news, focus on plants and developments, commodity information, market analysis and trends, regulatory news, events. More
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