Bulgaria’s National Assembly adopted at first reading amendments to the Criminal Code related to the introduction of severe punishment for migrant smuggling and human trafficking. According to the amendments, those who help foreign nationals stay illegally in Bulgaria or cross illegally that country are to face severe punishments. The amendments were proposed by ABV party in connection with the increased migration flow through Bulgaria’s state borders. GERB, the Patriotic Front, Ataka and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms voted in favor of those amendments.
The members of the Bulgarian parliament will be on a summer recess until 31 August based on the rules and procedures of the National Assembly. They held today their last meeting for this plenary session. The new plenary session opens on 1 September at 9..
Aneliya Veleva, an activist from the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) that is part of the government, who was arrested on charges of human trafficking, has left the party. Mrs Veleva was detained together with five other people..
A Bulgarian baby was born on board a Lufthansa aircraft. Little Nicholas was born on a flight from Bogota to Frankfurt high above the clouds and the Atlantic Ocean, the airline has said. The mother and baby feel well. "When the baby was born, I..