Angel Naydenov

Bulgaria's Socialists Return Govt Mandate to President

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has handed back the mandate to form a new government and lead the country out of the current Parliamentary crisis.

"I will not use the opportunity [to form a cabinet," Ninova has said before handing out a statement to Plevneliev to confirm the decision.

Ninova is accompanied by two core BSP members, Angel Naydenov and Zhelyo Boychev.

Ex-Defence Minister: Fence at Bulgarian-Greek Border Would Cost BGN 500 M

Socialist MP and former defence minister Angel Naydenov was certain that the expenses on erecting a fence on Bulgaria's border with Greece would exceed BGN 500 M.

He made this estimate based on the fact that a kilometre of the fence at the border with Turkey costs BGN 1 M.

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker, MPs to Visit Romania June 8-9

Bulgaria's Parliament Chair Tsetska Tsacheva and a delegation of MPs will pay an official visit to Romania on June 8-9, 2015.

On June 8 Tsacheva will meet with Valeriu Zgonea, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament, according to the press office of Bulgaria's government.

The meeting will also be attended by Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

Parliament OKs Building of Border Fence Without Public Procurement

The Bulgarian Parliament decided on Wednesday to continue the construction of the fence at the border with Turkey without launching a public procurement procedure.

The members of parliament approved the amendments to the Public Procurement Act at first and second reading without discussions, the news website Dnevnik reports.

Bulgarian Socialist Party Reshuffles its Executive Bureau

Dimitar Dabov, Evgeni Uzunov, and Angel Naydenov have been removed from the Executive Bureau of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) at the proposal of BSP Chair Mihail Mikov.

During a Friday sitting of the National Council of BSP, the governing body of the party was downsized from 21 to 18 members.

Bulgaria's Government Holds 'Last' Meeting Before Resignation

Cabinet members arrived at the Council of Ministers for what is expected to be their last session before Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski steps down.

Earlier this month Oresharski picked July 23 as the most suitable date for the government to submit its resignation.

However, ministers have repeatedly sent mixed signals as to whether this could happen on Wednesday.

Macedonian Defense Minister Pays Official Visit to Bulgaria

Macedonian Defense Minister Zoran Jolevski is to arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria.

After the official welcoming ceremony in front of Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Sofia, Jolevski will have a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Angel Naydenov, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Television.