XVII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE "TRANSPORT 2007" BALKAN RAILWAYS DEVELOPMENT: CONTRADICTIONS IN THE PAST, COOPERATION AT PRESENT Anna DZHALEVA-CHONKOVA adzhaleva@abv.bg

Anna Dzhaleva-Chonkova
unpublished
The paper presents an overview on the railways development in the Balkans during the past 150 years, after the Crimean War (1853-1856). It is emphasized on the reasons for the failure in creating an integrated regional railway system for more than a century after the reestablishment of the Bulgarian kingdom in 1878 as well as on the new political realities that have made possible the regional cooperation as part of the EU policy of sustainable transport development.
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