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The president of Nove Holding Vasil Bozhkov has 7 allegations raised and Interpol has released a "Red Notice" on his arrest, Attorney General Ivan Geshev confirmed.
Part of the charges against the businessman are for the leadership of an organized criminal group, coercion, extortion, attempted bribery of an official and incitement to commit criminal offenses.
Bulgaria's President, Rumen Radev, on Wednesday condemned prosecution claims that he may have committed a crime related to conflicts of interest, accusing it devaluing important legal concepts and of "sensationalism".
It comes after the state prosecution led by Ivan Geshev on January 28 said it had evidence that a crime may have occurred.
Artifacts unearthed during excavations in ancient cities in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ and exhibited in the Tekirdağ Museum shed light on the Thracian civilization.
The Thracian people, who lived in Thrace, Bulgaria and northern Greece in the ancient ages, were known as the world's most populous tribe after Hindus, according to Greek historian and ancient writer Heredot.
A tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean, world agencies said.
There have been no reports of casualties, injuries or damage to Cayman Islands buildings, a spokesman for the Territory Disaster Management Agency said.
In December 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 673.4 thousand or by 8.6% more in comparison with December 2018. An increase in the trips with all observed purposes was registered: 'others' (including as guest and passing transit) - by 9.9%, 'professional' - by 8.0% and 'holiday and recreation' - by 7.3%.
In 2019, 87% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Sweden to 68% in Bulgaria, Eurostat data showed.
Internet use has grown rapidly over the years - in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2013 at 75%.
The Presidential Institution continued to uphold the rule of law and the interests of citizens, to set the agenda on important topics, to stimulate the debate between institutions and citizens, to work for the modern development of Bulgaria, to uphold the Bulgarian interest. The report won't be a self-promotion because the evaluation is given by the public.