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More – The quality of recent road building in Bulgaria has come under attack by newly installed Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva. She criticised the ‘lowest bidder’ policy of the previous government in a report on her first 100 days in office citing cost increases on the Trakia and Lyulin Highways, the latter of which has already had emergency repair work due to poor quality lining. A TV report says 80% of the 61 EU part funded programmes have defects. A full report from the Road Infrastructure Agency is due in mid-October.