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Political consultations on constitutional amendments begin

Negotiations for changes to the Constitution between GERB and other parties begin today in parliament. The aim is to collect the required 120 signatures from lawmakers to present the ruling party’s plan, which will move the process forward. The first meeting in a series of talks will be with the coalition partner of the United…

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Geshev: We were afraid of those who do not want the law to be the same for everyone

“Political attacks and attempts to overthrow the Bulgarian prosecutor are ‘normal’, albeit under the guise of a struggle for democracy. The road to hell is always paved with good intentions. We are all here because the red line has been crossed and this is a state governed by the rule of law, an integral part…

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Greece: Bulgartransgaz joins LNG Terminal project in Alexandroupolis

An agreement was signed today at Zappeion Megaron in Athens for the participation of the Bulgarian company Bulgartransgaz in the project of the liquefied natural gas terminal in Alexandroupolis, in the presence of the Prime Ministers of Greece and Bulgaria. In his speech, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis noted that “this major investment is driven…

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Ivan Geshev convenes prosecutors and investigators at a national meeting

The Prosecutor’s Office will hold today a National Meeting on “Ratification of the independence of the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office in order to avoid the risk of a serious violation of the rule of law, in accordance with Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union.” The hearing follows a statement by the Prosecutor General’s Office…

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Protesters blocked the main entrance to the BNT building

The building of the Bulgarian National Television was blocked on Friday morning by protesters from the civil movement BOETS (fighters) on the 44th day of the anti-government demonstrations. The demonstrators did not allow the citizens who wanted to enter the building of the Television from the main entrance, arguing that the Public Television did not…

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Greece to open the Ilinden-Exochi border crossing

Bulgarian authorities have asked Greece to open the Ilinden-Exochi border crossing, the foreign ministry said in a statement. Today, at the request of Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, the head of the Greek embassy in Bulgaria was summoned to the Ministry in Sofia, where the demands of the Bulgarian side were presented. At the same time,…

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We continue to support our citizens, says Borissov

For the second month, pensioners will receive an additional BGN 50, and the prime minister guarantees that the construction of modern infrastructure in the country is guaranteed. All Bulgarian pensioners will receive BGN 50 (EUR 25) in pensions for their September pensions, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who announced that more than BGN…

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We will know if there will be a resignation on September 2, says Zaharieva

“On September 2, we will find out whether 120 signatures have been collected in support of GERB’s proposal, and if so, even then there is a possibility of resignation,” Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said on Bulgarian television. “The need to convene the Grand National Assembly has been under discussion for years,…

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Borissov offers a review of the Constitution

In a televised statement, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called on the National Assembly to convene to review the constitution, promising to step down if lawmakers approve his appeal. The aim of the proposed changes is to improve the efficiency of the judiciary, but also to control the protests that shake Bulgaria to its core,…

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България: Проучването на SeeNews предоставя нов поглед върху въздействието на кризата COVID-19

Как кризата е причинена от разпространението на коронавирус, засягащ икономиките и здравните системи на страните от Югоизточна Европа? Регионалната бизнес платформа на SeeNews се опитва да следи перспективите за бъдещата им реконструкция. Всички страни в региона приеха ограничителни мерки в началото на пандемията, не просто паралелно със страните от Западна Европа, но и със света…

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Israel waives 14-day quarantine measure for passengers from Bulgaria, Croatia and Greece

According to sources from the Bulgarian embassy in Tel Aviv, the Israeli authorities have lifted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for citizens arriving from Bulgaria, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The decision takes effect on August 16th and will allow Israeli citizens to travel to Bulgaria without being quarantined upon their return. Apart…

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BSP’s proposal for extraordinary session is exhausted after no quorum

The extraordinary sitting requested by the BSP Socialist Party could not be convened because the quorum was not present in the National Assembly. Only 78 deputies registered for the special session of the BSP and MRF, as well as two deputies from GERB. “Again, we have 78 deputies for a quorum. We cannot hold a…

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The National Development Program lays the foundation for the construction of a new power plant

The project of the National Development Program of Bulgaria 2030 envisages the construction of a new nuclear power plant with a capacity of 2000 MW. According to the program, the new nuclear power plant together with units 5 and 6 of Kozloduy NPP will contribute to the energy security of Bulgaria and the region. The…

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Pessimism about the financial future overwhelms citizens

Bulgarians remain pessimistic about their financial situation over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute in July using the personal interview method. The survey data show that although the country’s economic growth prospects are improving compared to April, Bulgarians from towns and villages are pessimistic about the…

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The said labor supply fell by 40% in July

Job offers have decreased by 40% in the last year compared to July 2019. This is shown by the data of the popular Bulgarian platform for offers on the labor market. In the last month alone, labor supply has fallen by 9%. The decrease in labor supply is observed in all important sectors of the…

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A police operation had cleared road junctions of protesters

Bulgarian police launched an operation to remove all protesters from the intersections, clearing the cities of Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and Stara Zagora. The operation took place after 4 a.m. Friday morning and forcibly removed tents and objects set up by protesters at key intersections in upper cities. According to Bulgaria’s national radio, a group of…

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The borders are open to Turkish tourists in August

The Minister of Tourism wants to open the borders for Turkish tourists from August, as they are considered a very important part of the Bulgarian tourism industry. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova announced from Plovdiv that she had contacted Health Minister Konstantin Angelov to allow tourism from Turkey to Bulgaria. It…

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President Radev sharply criticizes the government

The legacy of crushing totalitarianism is extremely difficult and we can overcome it only with an active will and a united political position, said President Rumen Radev. Radev attended the presentation of the first part of the National Strategic Document, which was prepared by the Strategic Council under the head of state, headed by sociologist…