Caretaker Prime Minister Ognian Gerdjikov has been summoned to parliament to explain the personnel changes in his cabinet. The PM has said that not even a single dismissal has been made at the Council of Ministers and the replacement of the 22 district governors and 27 of their deputies is a normal practice carried out by other caretaker and interim governments. Ognian Gerdjikov has voiced hopes that the personnel changes in his cabinet will be assessed positively by the new government. The Chairman of the Parliamentary Gerb Tsvetan Tsvetanov however has commented that caretaker cabinet dismissals have created conditions for sabotage of the new government and that the new appointments will be revised.
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 Nikolay 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..