SOFIA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission and European commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship, here on Tuesday called for revitalizing the European economy and strengthening the fight against counterfeit goods.
"A reindustrialization of Europe and the member states is needed," Tajani said at a meeting with Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, according to a press release issued by the Government Information Service (GIS).
Giving new life to the management of the real economy was necessary, Tajani added.
He also said the upcoming European Council meeting in February would discuss exactly solutions that could reinvigorate the economy, the press release said.
Oresharski echoed that fiscal stability was necessary, but not sufficient, saying "We need to boost the economy and growth. This is in the interest of fiscal stability."
Dragomir Stoynev, Minister of Economy and Energy, who also attended the meeting, paid attention to the preparation of a national strategy for the promotion of small and medium business, the GIS press release said.
"For us it is important to encourage enterprises towards high-tech production," Stoynev said.
During his visit to the Balkan country on Tuesday, Tajani also met with Bulgarian Vice-President Margarita Popova and informed her about the European Commission's activities in the fight against the production and distribution of counterfeit goods on the European market.
Countering the entry of counterfeits in countries at the external border of the European Union such as Bulgaria was particularly important, the presidential administration said in a press release.
Bulgaria has been preventing the import of 28 percent of all counterfeit goods at European level, Tajani said.