After the consultations with President Roumen Radev on 25th of April for mandate for new cabinet, the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP for Bulgaria), Kornelia Ninova, told journalists that BSP for Bulgaria had confirmed to the President that they would be an opposition party in the 44th National Assembly and would be an alternative to the GERB and the United Patriots' governance programme, if they formed a government."BSP for Bulgaria" have offered President Radev to convene a Consultative Council for National Security on the topics of demographic catastrophes and poverty and he has accepted.
About 2.5 million Bulgarians, or nearly 3% of the country's population, live in severe material deprivation, according to Eurostat's analysis of social trends and poverty indicators in EU countries in 2016. This category includes people who can not afford to use sevral basic things that, according to European criteria, are the basis of a normal life in the European community.
The Specialised Anti-corruption Unit of Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office initiated pre-trial proceedings in Bulgaria’s Energy and Water Regulatory Commission on 24th of April. They are investigating officials of the regulator for alleged malfeasance.
A Turkish citizen was included in the list of undesirable persons as he was considered threat to the national security. According to data collected by Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security ...
We will make efforts by the end of the month to have a fully signed coalition agreement, Valeri Simeonov, the leader of the Patriotic Front (a constituent party of the United Patriots alliance) said on 24th of April after the consultations of the United Patriots with the President prior to handing a mandate for forming a government.
The responsible political parties are entitled, according to the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), to draw up a programme of governance covering the period until the end of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. This was stated by MRF chair Mustafa Karadayi on 21st of April after his party’s meeting with Bulgaria's President Roumen Radev as part of the succession consultations on mandate for forming a government . The MRF and the entire political system must not in any way tolerate extreme radicalism and nationalism in the government, Karadayi said.
The consultations with Bulgaria’s President Roumen Radev on the mandate to form a new government started on 24th of April. In accordance with the Constitution, the President holds consultations with the parliamentary represented forces ...
Water in Haskovo has had unchanged quality since the 50ties of the past century, the hydrogeologist Neyko Neykov said on 21st of April. Some of the wells in Haskovo (South Bulgaria) have always had higher levels of radioactivity and this has been known for decades. Drinking water gets tested for radioactive substances ...
Bulgaria’s President Roumen Radev said on 21st of April that the information about the higher levels of natural uranium in the drinking water supply in the city of Haskovo, South Bulgaria, was concealed from the people. "The caretaker government has undertaken adequate and timely actions to deal with the problem,"....
Bulgaria’s President Roumen Radev said on 21st of April that next week he would start consultations with the parliamentary represented parties on forming a new government...
Bulgaria’s national Ombudsman Maya Manolova referred to the Constitutional Court with a request for the establishment of unconstitutionality of Art. 245, para. (1) of the Labor Code, which obliges employers in financial difficulties to pay up to 60% of the due wages to their employees, the press office of the public defender said on 21st of April.
Bulgaria’s caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov invited GERB leader Boyko Borissov, the winner in the 26th of March early parliamentary election, to discuss the preparation of the position which the country has to present in Brussels in relation to the negotiations with Gazprom. Gerdzhikov informed about the proposed meeting on 21st of April at the hearing in Bulgaria’s Parliament regarding personnel changes carried out during the governance of the caretaker cabinet.
Workers from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia will be hired for the summer tourist season in Bulgaria, the caretaker deputy-minister of tourism Irena Georgieva said at the opening of a tourist exchange “Your Vacation 2017” in Bourgas on 20th of April.
On April 12, 2017, officials of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (SANS), with the assistance of the Ministry of Interior, detained five German citizens at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, at the border with Turkey. One of the detained is a minor. They travelled by train from Bucharest to Istanbul. The authorities had reasonable suspicions of the persons’ involvement in a terrorist organization. Four of them have been expelled.
Experts from the Bulgarian Ministries of Energy, Environment and Water and the Economy have discussed in Brussels the serious consequences for the country from the planned changes in the Best Available Techniques Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants, the Ministry of Energy press office said on 20th of April.
On 20th of April, the centre-right GERB and United Patriots, an alliance of three nationalist parties, started another round of negotiations on forming a coalition government.
The 240 newly-elected MPs swore in the name of the Republic of Bulgaria to observe and obey the Constitution and the laws of the country and to be guided by the interests of the people in all of their actions.
Members of GERB and “United Patriots” presented on 13th of April in the parliament the government programme for the next 4 years, over which they held multiple discussions in the last few weeks. They reached an agreement for a 4 years full government mandate.