On May 2, a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Federation of Danube Chambers (DCFF) was held in Bucharest. The hosts were the representatives of the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the meeting place was the emblematic building in which the chamber has been housed since its establishment in 1868.
The main points during the meeting were:
- The discussion of the project policy and the future participation of the Federation and its individual members in projects with European funding and discussion of the mechanism of cooperation and engagement of the chambers in joint initiatives.
- Announcement of the date and place of the General Assembly of the Federation - Vienna, Austria, September 27, 2023.
- Discussion of common joint initiatives related to transport and logistics along the Danube River.
- Discussing the possibility of the Federation becoming a member of the Brussels-based Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Eurochambres.
In addition, the executive director of RTIK, Mr. Milen Dobrev, discussed with the current president of the Bucharest Chamber, Mr. Iuliu Stoklosa, the next steps in implementing the Memorandum of Cooperation signed two years ago between the two chambers. The representatives of the two oldest organizations of this type in Bulgaria and Romania exchanged ideas for cooperation in the scope of the policy to attract investors, in which the efforts of the two chambers will be united in the promotion of the transnational region along the Bucharest-Rousse axis, which will take shape as a center of attraction for foreign investment. Information was also exchanged in connection with the resumption of the long-standing plans of the two countries for the construction of navigation canals - from Bucharest to the Danube River for Romania and from Ruse to Varna for Bulgaria, for which a discussion initiated in the European Parliament recently began.
The Federation of Danube Chambers is one of the most important international organizations for cooperation in the Danube region. Its members are representatives from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Turkey.