Bulgaria's Parliament

Bulgaria’s Parliament Sitting Failed, the Reason - Lack of Quorum

Bulgaria's Parliament failed to sit on October 11 due to lack of quorum. Parliament made two succesive attempts to secure quorum. Of the 121 MPs required, 106 registered in the plenary hall. 112 MPs registered during a second attempt to achieve quorum, BNT reported.

Parliament suspends sittings between October 16 and 25 because of the local elections.

Bulgarian Parliament Rejected President's Veto on Changes to the Military Intelligence Act

Bulgaria's Parliament on September 5 overturned the President's veto on changes to the Military Intelligence Act that allow a civilian to head the Military Information Service as an alternative to the requirement to be a military member, reports BNT. 

134 MPs voted against the presidential veto, 57 supported it, and 6 abstained.

Head of Bulgaria’s Anti-corruption Commission Resigns

The head of Bulgaria's anti-corruption commission, Plamen Georgiev, resigned. This was announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Tsveta Karayancheva, on July 31. For the time being, there is no information about the motives.

Georgiev on April 4 took leave following the start of a check ordered by the chief prosecutor into property acquisitions by top officials, including him.

Bulgarian Parliament Adopted Changes to the Black Sea Coast Planning Act

Bulgaria's Parliament approved amendments to the Black Sea Coast Planning Act, which finally banned the deployment of tents, umbrellas, loungers and other beach accessories on the sand dunes, reports BNT. 

The new texts also ban the passage, parking and stay of vehicles on dunes, except in the case of permitted construction.

Former Government Hospital "Lozenets" to be Transformed into Commercial Entity

Bulgaria's Parliament on 1st of February passed at second reading amendments to the Medical Treatment Facilities Act under which Lozenets Hospital in Sofia, which works under the authority of the Council of Ministers and until the late 1980s was for exclusive use by the members of the political elite, will be transferred under the Health Ministry.