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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…

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The political crisis continues

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Ivan Kostov sees political crisis ahead of spring 2021 parliamentary elections In an interview with Bulgarian National Radio, Kostov noted that “this crisis will arise in connection with a crisis in the healthcare system and the inability of hospitals to accept serious cases, an economic crisis and a dangerously low level…

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Inquiry for video and recordings of Borisov

The Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office has appointed an expert in video and audio materials, in which he claims to have recorded the conversations between Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev. The Prosecutor’s Office has initiated a preliminary procedure on the grounds of Art. 339a of the Criminal Code. On June 25,…

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The constitutional decision answers all our questions, says Geshev

The constitutional decision answers all our questions. I am happy. It became clear that the prosecution complied with the law. The manner in which the constitutional decision will be implemented will be decided by the respective prosecutors in the individual cases, said Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, commenting on the decision of the Constitutional Court. According…

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Protesters block roadblocks at intersections in Sofia

Anti-government protests continue with the blockade of key intersections and boulevards in the capital, Sofia. The protesters demand the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev and the holding of fair parliamentary elections. The protesters remain steadfast in their demands and say they will not withdraw until they are…

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Radev: The protests pave the way for the future of Bulgaria

“Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is leading GERB and all party members to fall. From the received files it became clear who is the guarantor of the slander campaign for the presidency “, said the Bulgarian president Rumen Radev. Radev added that calls for dialogue and unity were deceptive. “He talks about one thing in front…

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The protests come on day 21, when pickets paralyze cities

People have the right to protest, but blocking an entire city is unacceptable, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told bTV on the occasion of a series of demonstrations in the capital, with protesters blocking traffic on some of the city’s boulevards and intersections. . “We are a democracy and everyone has the…

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“Protests and political games will not affect my work,” said the chief prosecutor

The protests and political games will not affect my work, said Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev of Veliki Preslav. A special police operation is being conducted in the Shumen region under the supervision of the Prosecutor General. In a speech to reporters, Geshev stressed that his priorities for this year are the elimination of domestic crime…

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Tourists from 10 countries will enter the country only with a negative PCR test

Citizens of Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Moldova, Israel and Kuwait can enter Bulgaria for tourism only by presenting a negative PCR test performed in the last 72 hours. For citizens of Ukraine, the requirement to submit a negative PCR test is valid from July 30, and for all others…

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Zaharieva is on an official visit to Greece

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva raised today in Athens the issue of faster resumption of operations at as many checkpoints on the Greek side of the shared border as possible, as the Kulata-Promahonas checkpoint is currently the only crossing point open due to measures related to the…

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Radev does not understand what it means to be president, Plevneliev said

Former Bulgarian President Posen Plevneliev intervened in the situation in the country and political development, accusing incumbent President Rumen Radev of failing to comply with the Constitution. “The situation is multifaceted. Apart from the sincere protest of the citizens, there are also politicians who have an interest in not holding regular elections in a few…

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National Assembly approves cabinet changes

The Bulgarian National Assembly approved the changes in the composition of the cabinet. After 116 deputies voted in favor and 89 against, no abstentions were approved. Immediately after the vote, shouts of “resignation” were heard in the hall again. Discussions on the changes and the vote took place in the absence of Prime Minister Boyko…

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The new ministers of Borissov’s government have been announced

“We accept the resignations of Vladislav Goranov, Mladen Marinov and Emil Karanikolov, as well as the resignation of Nikolina Angelova,” Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in a statement issued after the coalition council. The resignations came amid fierce anti-government protests in Sofia and across the country, demanding the resignation of the entire government, Prosecutor…