Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

Bulgaria's Interior Minister expects more defendants in the Hemus highway case

Ivan Demerdzhiev, Caretaker Minister of Interior
Photo: BGNES

Bulgaria's Caretaker Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev told BNR that there would be results of the investigation into abuses surrounding the construction of the Hemus highway. According to him, the case, in which so far there is only one accused person, requires more large-scale actions, including bringing more people to justice. 

At a National meeting of the Ministry of the Interior, Demerdzhiev promised uncompromising actions against manifestations of corruption in the department. The minister stated that he would demand that the Ministry of Internal Affairs be guided by the principle of legality in actions. 

"Each of you who abides by this principle will have the full support of the leadership, but we will be uncompromising towards those who commit offenses and crimes," he stressed. Another priority for the Ministry of Internal Affairs remains countering illegal migration and the increasing pressure. 

"We cannot allow migrant flows to pass through the country, we will take measures to maintain the situation along the border and even improve it," he commented.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Political scientists and sociologists predict an unstable government

In the next parliament, after the elections on October 2, a stalemate is looming. According to sociologists and political scientists, if a government is formed, it will not be stable. They see indications for this in the election campaign, which is..

published on 9/27/22 8:06 PM

Rainfalls stop on Wednesday

On Wednesday , the lowest temperatures will be between 10°C and 15°C, in Sofia around 11°C. It will be mostly sunny until noon. There will be more clouds in the afternoon but short rainfalls are expected only in some places in the..

published on 9/27/22 7:45 PM

Lighting strike during storm in Sofia claims three lives

Three people died in a lightning strike in the central part of Sofia, and one person was transported to Pirogov emergency hospital in the capital.  In the thunderstorm that hit the capital, two trees fell and several underpasses in the city center..

published on 9/27/22 7:39 PM