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Politico: Bulgaria Wants ''Agriculture'' Department in the New European Commission

Bulgaria wants its current EU commissioner, Maria Gabriel, to receive the agriculture department of the new European Commission, Politico reported. Currently, Gabriel is responsible for the Digital Economy and Digital Society.

"We are interested in the agricultural portfolio," a Bulgarian diplomat told the newspaper.

Bosnian Presidency Fails to Break NATO, Govt Deadlock

Bosniak Sefik Dzaferovic (R) and Croat Zeljko Komsic (2-R), members of the presidency. EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR

The presidency - comprising a Bosniak, Serb and Croat - was unable to agree the agenda for Tuesday's session and so postponed the meeting and a decision on appointing a prime minister, or the chair of the Council of Ministers.

More than BGN 12 Million for the New Bulgarian State-owned Dam Company

The government has allocated more than BGN 12 million for the maintenance of the new state-owned Dams Management Company.

It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and for this reason, the funds are being transferred to its budget, the government release said.

Controversial Former Head of the Bulgarian Anti-corruption Commission Appointed Consul in Valencia

The former head of Bulgaria's anti-corruption commission, Plamen Georgiev, has been appointed to the post of Consul General in Valencia in Spain. This is according to a decision by the Bulgarian government a week ago, reports BNT. 

The Fiscal Reserve of Bulgaria as of June 30 is BGN 11.7 Billion

The Council of Ministers approved the information on the cash execution of the state budget and the main indicators of the consolidated fiscal program for the first half of 2019, prepared in pursuance of Art. 135, para. 1 of the Law on Public Finances, based on the monthly reports on the cash execution of the primary budget spending units.

Complete Blockade in front of the Council of Ministers Prepared by Bulgarian Medical Specialists

A complete blockade in front of the Council of Ministers is being prepared by medical professionals from across the country. The national protest will take place on September 11 in Sofia. This was made clear in a protest in Stara Zagora in support of the fired nurse Maya Ilieva. She was the main organizer of past protests by medical professionals across the country.

PM Boyko Borissov: Japan Is a Priority Partner and a Traditional Friend of Bulgaria

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. In the course of their conversation in the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Borissov noted that Japan is a priority partner and a traditional friend of Bulgaria, the government information service announced.

Greek, Italian foreign ministers find common ground in Eastern Mediterranean

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, found common ground during talks in Athens with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on bilateral relations and on the energy crisis in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone where the Italian energy giant ENI has received an exploration license which Turkey has challenged.

Bulgaria’s Government Allocates BGN 100,000 for Excavations at Ancient City Heraclea Sintica

Bulgaria's government on August 7 allocated BGN 100,000 to the Ministry of Culture for the excavations of the ancient city of Heraclea Sintica near Rupite. The state has already provided BGN 1.5 million for excavation and construction of roads to the site. The ancient city is the most visited tourist site in Southwestern Bulgaria, reports BNT.