Sofia Directorate of Interior

Bulgarian Restaurateurs Give up Protest, Don’t Want to Be Blamed for Disease Spread

About 30% of the restaurants have gone bankrupt and will not open at all, and with each passing month this percentage grows, told bTV Richard Alibegov, President of the Bulgarian Association of Restaurants.

The associations of hotel- and restaurant-keepers in Bulgaria demanded resignation of Health Minister Kostadin Angelov because, in their words, "he is waging a war" against them.

Just for a Week, 570 Drivers Were Fined for Using their Phones

570 drivers were sanctioned for misuse of mobile phones in the latest operation to prevent the illegal use of mobile devices while driving, the press center of the Ministry of Interior announced.

The operation was organized by the European Network of Traffic Police Forces - TISPOL and took place in the week of 16-22 September.

Ivaylo Ivanov Nominated for Bulgarian Interior Ministry Secretary General

The head of Sofia Directorate of Interior, Ivaylo Ivanov, has been nominated for Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior, Minister Mladen Marinov said at a briefing in the Council of Ministers, Focus News Agency reports.

His nomination has been submitted to the Council of Ministers, it will then be submitted to the President for an appointment decree.