Caretaker Prime Minister Ognian Gerdjikov has presented the findings of inspections carried out in the Bulgarian ministries. Gerdjikov announced that checks had been made by the controlling bodies at ministries and signals had been sent to the competent institutions. The PM explained that no major violations of public procurement procedures had been found at the ministries of finance, transport, youth & sport, environment, agriculture, labor, education, tourism and energy. However, as many as 45 serious violations of public procurement rules and of other regulations have been found at the Ministry of Defense.
The interior ministry reports that Bulgaria has joined a Europol-coordinated operation against human trafficking in which 26 states have been participating. Inspections have been started in this country, aimed at 8 people on suspicions of labour and..
President Rumen Radev is going to visit Greece on June 23 – 24. The agenda envisages a tête-à-tête with Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and plenary talks of both states’ official delegations. Options for development of bilateral relations,..
In 2016 the poverty line in Bulgaria was at EUR 157 per month per each household member, or 5.4% lower as compared to the previous year, data of the National Statistical Institute shows. Meanwhile, 1.638.700 Bulgarians lived under the poverty line..